16 Mar 2017 Glasgow City Halls

BBC SSO 2016-17 Season Afternoon Performance - John Wilson Conducts Korngold Afternoon Performance - John Wilson Conducts Korngold

Afternoon Performance - John Wilson Conducts Korngold

Played

14:00 Thursday 16 Mar 2017 Grand HallGlasgow City Halls Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

  • Felix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
  • Overture 'The Hebrides' Overture 'The Hebrides' Also known as: Fingal's Cave (10 mins)
  • Franz Schubert 1797–1828
  • Songs
    An die Musik, D.547 (c.2’) Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D.343 (c.4’) Prometheus, D.674 (c.6’) Du bist die Ruh’, D.776 (c.4’) Ganymed, D.544 (c.5’) Erlkönig, D.328 (c.4’) (20 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1897–1957
  • Symphony in F sharp Symphony in F sharp Also known as: Symphony in F sharp, Op. 40 (51 mins)

Concert information

From his exile in California, Erich Wolfgang Korngold dedicated his only symphony to the President of the USA. But don’t be taken in: this former protégé of Mahler was Viennese to the tips of his bow tie. Epic in scale and surging with emotion, this last of the great late-Romantic symphonies is perfect for the BBC SSO’s Associate Guest Conductor John Wilson. The young German baritone Benjamin Appl, meanwhile, has already acquired a cult following: hear why as he, too, finds the dark heart beneath the Viennese charm in these rarely heard orchestral versions of Schubert’s songs. Korngold’s fellow child prodigy Mendelssohn begins the afternoon in an atmosphere of pure enchantment.

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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