Radio 3: Live in Concert: Mendelssohn, Strauss and Abrahamsen
Live from Symphony Hall in Birmingham
Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan joins the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for the UK premiere of Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen’s orchestral song cycle Let me tell you, which is dedicated to the soprano.
Hannigan and the Berlin Philharmonic premiered the 2013 work last December.
The programme also includes the overture to Mendelssohn’s Shakespearian opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by the composer at just 17.
A performance of the Symphonia Domestica by Richard Strauss, whose 150th birthday was celebrated on Wednesday (11 June), completes the programme.