BBC Proms: Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla conducts Beethoven, Stravinsky, Barry



Rising star conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla returns with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to the Royal Albert Hall, setting Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony against a world premiere by Gerald Barry. Leila Josefowicz excels as the soloist in Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is the youngest female conductor to take over one of the world’s leading orchestras: Together with the CBSO, the Music Director from Lithuania – “on the podium a combination of flamboyance and steely poise” (Financial Times) – explores the theme of political and artistic freedom in their concert: Beethoven’s Overture “Leonore” No. 3 celebrates the triumph of truth over tyranny in music of radiant beauty while his Fifth rewrites the rules for the Classical symphony. Allan Clayton’s rendition of Canada, composed by Gerald Barry, completes the programme. “Irresistible!” (The Guardian) PROGRAM Beethoven: Overture ‘Leonore’ No. 3, Symphony No. 5; Stravinsky: Violin Concerto; Barry: Canada

Additional Info

  • No: A025503690000
  • Composer: L.v. Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky, Gerald Barry
  • Conductor: Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla
  • Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Artists: Leila Josefowicz (violin), Allan Clayton (tenor)
  • Production year: 2017
  • Run time: 01:28:00
  • Producers: BBC, UNITEL
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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