BBC Symphony Orchestra at Aldeburgh Festival

BBC Symphony Orchestra at Aldeburgh Festival

Saturday, 15 June 2019, 7.30pm

Programme
Richard Wagner
Tristan and Isolde – Prelude and Liebestod

Benjamin Britten
Our Hunting Fathers, Op 8

Thomas Larcher
Red and Green

Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird Suite

Performers
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Karina Canellakis
conductor

Sarah Tynan
soprano

Could there be two more arresting openings in all music than the restless rapture of Wagner’s operatic lovers and the ominous growls that herald Stravinsky’s century-old ballet score to a Russian folk-tale? They share with Thomas Larcher’s work a compressed energy and ravishing orchestral colours.

A Aldeburgh Festival debut for Karina Canellakis and a return for Sarah Tynan, who after her Les Illuminations in Struan Leslie’s 2016 Aldeburgh circus fantasy, sings a very different Britten cycle.

From the early months of a fruitful and prolific collaboration with WH Auden, ‘Our Hunting Fathers’ is a gripping allegory, poet and composer attuned to nature’s savagery and the ominous world events of the late 1930s.

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Published on 9 June 2019

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