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Alexandre Tharaud. Credit: Marco Borggreve.


  • Debussy (orch. Abrahamsen)  Children's Corner 16′
  • Hans Abrahamsen  Left, alone (CBSO co-commission, UK premiere)20′
  • Mahler  Symphony No. 455′

Gustav Mahler never wrote anything happier than his Fourth Symphony. Jangling sleighbells, Mozart-like melodies, and a child’s vision of heaven… if it almost sounds too sweet, trust Ilan Volkov to find the black comedy beneath the playful surface. First, though, we’ve a charming new version of Debussy’s Children’s Corner – and the first UK performance of a new piano concerto, specially written for tonight’s soloist by the Danish sonic magician Hans Abrahamsen.

CBSO+ 6.15pm Hans Abrahamsen will be interviewed before his UK premiere by CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock.

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