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.
Orff: Carmina Burana
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).