Sound Out Sunday 9 December 2018
There aren't many concertos written for mallet, but tonight we'll hear Evelyn Glennie in new recordings of music by Alexis Alrich, Karl Jenkins and Ned Rorem. We'll also hear settings of early twentieth German orchestral songs, recorded with mezzo-soprano Christine Rice and tenor Stuart Skelton and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner. (Evelyn Glennie. Credit Jim Callaghen)
Les Plaisirs Illuminés is a new work by Spanish composer Francisco Coll which takes its name from a Dali painting. Coll's contemporary composition embraces Spanish musical traditions and tonight we’ll explore the premiere recording which features violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja (below). We also hear music inspired by Russian artworks, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, one of a 'kaleidoscope of miniatures’ from pianist Behzod Abduraimov.
You can now hear our playlists each week on Spotify, and where possible we'll include all the music featured on the programme.