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3 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 20 July 2008

With Martin Handley.

Featuring an uplifting selection of music, ranging from Glinka's overture to Russlan and Ludmilla, to a Beethoven Romance for violin and orchestra.


Purcell: Symphony, Solo and Duet (Come Ye Sons of Art Away)
Michael Chance, James Bowman (countertenor)
The King's Consort
Robert King (director)

Strauss: Rosen aus dem Suden, Op 388
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser Most (conductor)

CPE Bach: Symphony No 1 in D, Wq 183
The English Concert
Andrew Manze (director)

Coates: Idyll
BBC Concert Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

Allegri: Miserere
The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (director)

Beethoven: Romance No 1 in G for violin and orchestra, Op 40
Gidon Kremer (violin)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor).


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