Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas
St David's Day Concert of two popular classics from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Carl Orff's Carmina Burana is a celebration of food, drink and love, expressing humanity in all its moods - joyous, dark and tender. Opening with music devoted to the coming of spring, it makes the perfect choice for St David's Day. Rachmaninov's Rhapsody is a brilliant and sometimes nostalgically evocative tribute to the spirit of the demon fiddler, Paganini, on whose theme the work is based, played here by Wales's own Llyr Williams.
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Llyr Williams (piano), Sarah Tynan (soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Christopher Maltman (baritone), BBC National Chorus of Wales and County Youth Choirs, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Andrew Litton (conductor).