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The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role at the heart of British musical life since its inception in 1930. It provides the backbone of the BBC Proms with around a dozen concerts each year, including the First and Last Nights, and is Associate Orchestra of the Barbican. The BBC SO has a strong commitment to 20th-century and contemporary music, with recent performances including commissions and premieres. The BBC SO works regularly with its Chief Conductor Jiˇri Belohlávek, Principal Guest Conductor David Robertson, Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis and Artist in Association Oliver Knussen. The recently appointed Chief Conductor Designate, Sakari Oramo, will give his first performance as Chief Conductor at the 2013 BBC Proms. Central to the Orchestra’s life are studio recordings for BBC Radio 3 at the Orchestra’s Maida Vale home, some of which are free for the public to attend. The vast majority of concerts are broadcast on BBC Radio 3, streamed live online and are available for seven days via the BBC iPlayer; a number are televised, giving the BBC Symphony Orchestra the highest broadcast profile of any UK orchestra. The orchestra is committed to innovative education work in partnership with the Barbican and with the Hammersmith & Fulham Music Services, the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Live Dates

20/10/2016   The Classical Reviewer

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Incontri
"This is a stunning new release from Dacapo."
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10/10/2016   BBC Music Magazine

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Incontri
"Stravinsky and Sibelius echo through Mirror II (1973) while Antiphony (1977) happily ricochets between ideas and sounds. Incontri (2011) rounds off a vibrant recording made in the composer’s presence."
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07/10/2016   The Art Music Lounge

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Incontri
"Welcome to the “absurd” sound world of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen!"
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16/09/2016   Fyens Stiftstidende

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Incontri
4/6 Stars

"With the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard greatly and fearlessly interprets the composer's completely unique and disquieting timbral ideals."
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04/07/2016   Politiken

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: INCONTRI
5/6 Hjerter

"BBC Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard excellently handle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's pulsating orchestral ideals."
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29/06/2016   Berlingske

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN Incontri
5/6 Stars

[..] "Vel allermest bevægende på CDen med BBC Symphony Orchestra under ledelse af danske Thomas Dausgaard: »Incontri« fra 2010 forbliver et af de flotteste orkesterværker på dansk jord. Selv den store »Symphoni, Antifoni« fra 1977 holder fra ende til anden. Han økonomiserer meget med lyden i begge værker. Bruger nogle helt bestemte toner og springer altså andre toner over. Resultatet er en poesi med fokus på lyden i sig selv. Lyden som en art objekt i egen ret. Nogle gange gribende smukt. Altid tankevækkende og insisterende på noget så umoderne som den kritiske eftertanke."
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01/08/2013   Gramophone

Bent Sørensen: La Notte
"The performances are clearly admirably prepared, and recording quality and documentation are excellent."
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05/05/2013   The Classical Reviewer

Bent Sørensen: La Notte
"Excellent"
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03/05/2013   Klassisk

Bent Sørensen: La Notte
5/6 Stars

"Virtuost fletværk."
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15/04/2013   Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten

Bent Sørensen: La Notte
5/6 Stars

Et "stille brag af et smukt album."
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14/04/2013   The Sunday Times (UK)

Bent Sørensen: La Notte
"Beautifully played."
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Discography

Incontri
Incontri
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

CD 8.226120 (2016)

La Notte
La Notte
Bent Sørensen

CD 8.226045 (2013)

Bent Sørensen’s captivating piano concerto La Notte from 1998 is a marvel of beauty: the night as dream and reality


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