The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Friday 6 September 2013
Paul Herriott presents a concert recorded in the National Concert Hall in Dublin last May. Magnus Lindberg's exhilarating large-scale Clarinet Concerto was written for the extraordinary Kari Kriikku, who revels in its fast-changing textures, allusions to Brahms, Debussy and jazz and virtuosic demands. With its progression of moods, beauty and terror, Mahler's Symphony No. 5 is an enthralling experience that moves from funeral darkness to the transcendent release of the glorious Adagietto. Popularised by the film Death in Venice, it is a love song to the composer's wife that unfolds in one long, hypnotic breath.
Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor
Kari Kriikku (clarinet)
Sachio Fujioka (conductor)
(First broadcast, Friday 26th May, 2017)
Paul Herriott presents tonight's concert live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Nikolaj Znaider (photo Lars Gundersen) performs both soloist and conducting duties in a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D and Shostakovich's fifth symphony. Audience members wept at the premiere of the symphony and awarded it an ovation that lasted over an hour. No pressure, then.
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider (violin/ conductor)