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Episode 1

Afternoon on 3, French Focus Episode 1 of 3

This week Afternoon on 3 features French music, with a particular focus on the composer Vincent d'Indy in his double anniversary year - the 160th since his birth, and the 80th since his death. Today's programme includes a rare opportunity to hear part of his opera Fervaal, and his choral work Sur la mer (On the sea). There's also a more famous depiction of the sea by Debussy, ballet music by Ravel and a setting of French poetry by Englishman Benjamin Britten.

Presented by Louise Fryer

d'Indy: Sur la mer
BBC Singers
Stephen Betteridge (piano)
Ronald Corp (conductor)

Ravel: Mother Goose - ballet
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor)

Britten: Les Illuminations
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Michal Dworzynski (conductor)

Debussy: La Mer
BBC Philharmonic
Ludovic Morlot (conductor)

d'Indy: Fervaal - Act 3
Christine Rice (mezzo)
Stuart Kale (tenor)
David Kempster (baritone)
BBC National Chorus & Orchestra of Wales
Jean Yves Ossonce (conductor).

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 Jun 2011 14:00