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Episode 2

Presented by Penny Gore.

Series celebrating the BBC work of the late conductor Edward Downes, focusing especially on the BBC Philharmonic, where he was principal conductor from 1980 to 1991 and thereafter conductor emeritus. Downes conducts his beloved Russian repertoire, including one of his most famous performances - Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony, the culmination of his 80th birthday concert in 2004.

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor)

2.25pm
Prokofiev: Cantata (Alexander Nevsky)
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Suite (The Invisible City of Kitezh)
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor)

3.30pm
Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 (Leningrad)
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor).

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Tue 1 Dec 2009 14:00