Brett Dean ‘Knocking at the Hellgate’, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Brett Dean Knocking at the Hellgate, Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben
BBC Symphony Orchestra | Sakari Oramo conductor | Russell Braun baritone
The BBC SO and its Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo launch the season with a UK premiere by its Artist in Association Brett Dean. Knocking at Hellgate is drawn from Dean’s much-admired 2010 opera Bliss and they are joined by the Canadian baritone Russell Braun. Richard Strauss’s epic and autobiographical celebration of a Hero’s Life, one of his most extravagant and popular tone-poems, provides late-romantic splendour.