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Episode 5

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. Featuring more of Downes's favourite repertoire - British blockbusters, including three symphonies. Alongside Elgar and Peter Maxwell Davies is the composer whose music Downes almost singlehandedly put on the map - George Lloyd.

George Lloyd: Symphony No 6
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
Edward Downes (conductor)

Elgar: Serenade for Strings
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor)

Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 3
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor)

Elgar: Symphony No 2
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor).

3 hours

Last on

Fri 4 Dec 2009 14:00
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