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Episode 4

Penny Gore presents a week of light music in its many guises, continuing the celebrations of the Light Fantastic Weekend.

Featuring performances from the BBC Orchestras and brass music from the Cory Band, you can hear a daily Rossini Overture plus a whole range of music, from the epic film scores of Korngold and Steiner, to the much-loved British works of Elgar, John Ireland and Eric Coates.

Today's main treat is a live concert from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester, conducted by Matthew Coorey and opening with Rossini's Overture to The Silken Ladder. The programme includes John Foulds' Keltic Suite (1911), which has become a light music classic thanks to its often-arranged slow movement, The Keltic Lament. Plus the ballet-score, Solitaire by English composer, trumpeter and conductor Malcolm Arnold; and to finish a selection from Nielsen's magical Aladdin suite.

Release date:

2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Jul 2011 14:15