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Episode 4

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 28 May 2010

Today's Afternoon on 3 includes the second act of Rossini's Zelmira from a performance given by the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in Pesaro last year. And the focus on the Berlin Philharmonic continues with Chopin's Piano Concerto no.1 with soloist Daniel Barenboim, and Sibelius's Symphony no.3 conducted by Simon Rattle.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Rossini: Zelmira - Act 2
Zelmira ....... Kate Aldrich (soprano)
Ilo ....... Juan Diego Florez (tenor)
Emma ....... Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo)
Polidoro ....... Alex Esposito (bass)
Leucippo ...... Mirco Palazzi (bass)
Teatro Comunale di Bologna Chorus and Orchestra
Roberto Abbado (conductor)

Szymanowski: Concert Overture in E
Berlin Philharmonic
Asher Fisch (conductor)

Chopin: Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor, Op.11
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Berlin Philharmonic
Asher Fisch (conductor)

Sibelius: Symphony no.3 in C, Op.52
Berlin Philharmonic
Simon Rattle (conductor).


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