Tavener, Bartók & Shostakovich at the BBC Proms

The First in Q2 Music's Seven-Part Series from the 2014 Proms in London

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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Composer John Tavener Composer John Tavener

Beginning Saturday, August 2 at 7 pm, join us for Season Two of Q2 Music at the Proms – a seven-part series of live recordings from the BBC Proms in London, hosted by BBC presenter Clemency Burton-Hill. Concert one features a world premiere by the late British composer John Tavener alongside music of Béla Bartók and Dmitri Shostakovich's.

Tavener's Gnosis, a work commissioned by the BBC Orchestra, draws on "spiritual knowledge" from Hindu, Christian and Islamic traditions and features alto flutist Michael Cox and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.

Béla Bartók's lively 1938 Violin Concerto No. 2 is performed here with soloist Isabelle Faust. Dmitri Shostakovich's sprawling 1953 Symphony No. 10 rounds out the program.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra is led for this performance by conductor Jiří Bělohlávek.


John Tavener: Gnosis*
Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor
*world premiere

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Hosted by:

Clemency Burton-Hill

Produced by:

Hannis Brown

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