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Playing: Nisi Dominus (Psalm 127) for voice and orchestra (RV.608) by Antonio Vivaldi
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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).

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Tue 1 Mar 2011 19:50
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