John Adams

Selection of archive concerts and recitals released on BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer has released a handful of classical music recitals and concerts as part of its new(ish) archive collection of 452 programmes. Noteworthy inclusions below.

BBC Proms (2005) – BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Vaughan Williams ‘London Symphony’

Boulez at 80 (2005) – BBC Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Boulez / Barbican

Britten / Pears Recital (1964) – Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears recorded at Riverside Studios

War Requiem (1964) – Britten conducts his War Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall

Sound and Fury in Concert (2013) – Feldman, Cage, Monk, and Part performed by the London Sinfonietta and others

Philip Glass in Concert (2001) – Marin Alsop conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by Philip Glass live from the Barbican

John Adams (2001) – Composer John Adams talks about his career

John Cage live at the Barbican (2004) – Works by John Cage performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra

The Dark Tower (1946) – MacNiece’s play with music written by Benjamin Britten

Julian Bream Masterclass (1978)

Karlheinz Stockhausen (2001) – Composer Stockhausen talks about his career

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