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Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Live from the Barbican Hall London

A new concerto to catch the ear, written for tonight's pianist - Nicolas Hodges - and two contrasting views of the heroic add strong spice to this programme. Ilan Volkov's choice of works opens with Britten's rarely-heard Ballad of Heroes, a choral setting of words by Auden and Swingler honouring British members of the anti-fascist International Brigade killed during the Spanish Civil War while Beethoven's mighty 3rd Symphony is nicknamed 'Eroica' - 'Heroic'.

Beethoven - Symphony no.3 in Eb major 'Eroica'

Nicolas Hodges (piano)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor).

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1 hour, 5 minutes

Last on

Fri 29 Apr 2011 20:10