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- Britten The Building of the House , 5′
- Jörg Widmann Viola Concerto (UK premiere), 27′
- Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3, 13′
- Beethoven Symphony No.5, 31′
Jörg Widmann’s new viola concerto – performed tonight by its dedicatee – sings wistful songs and dreams fantastic dreams: two high-octane masterpieces by Beethoven offer both a context and a challenge.
In all, a powerful Aldeburgh debut for the CBSO’s dynamic new music director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, who also raises an anniversary toast to Snape Maltings with the overture that Britten wrote for the opening night of the Concert Hall 50 years ago.