Scoring up a Storm

Scoring up a Storm

BBC Hoddinott Hall

12 October 2018

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Scoring up a Storm

12 October 2018

BBC Hoddinott Hall

How does a composer depict stormy weather in music? How is all that turbulence and drama captured in vivid orchestral sound? This special 75 minute-long concert, introduced by Jonathan James, explores how six different composers, across 200 years, meet that challenge; each work throwing a different light on an extreme weather event, with a focus on squally seascapes.

At the heart of the programme is French composer Hector Berlioz, celebrated as a master orchestrator, who stretched the sonic possibilities of what a symphony orchestra could do; his Treatise on Orchestration was a hugely influential publication for other composers in the 19th century and beyond.

Marking the 150th anniversary of his death, this concert will be broadcast as part of a long weekend dedicated to Hector Berlioz on BBC Radio 3 from 15-17 February 2019.

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