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Episode 3

The BBC Symphony Orchestra play two Romantic rarities from around the year 1900 - think Gustav Mahler and Mahler Strauss and you won't be far off. Dutch composer Alphons Diepenbrock, a close friend of Mahler, wrote many works inspired by the nighttime: today his 'Hymns to the Night' are followed by one of the earliest orchestral works by the Hungarian Bela Bartok, composed before he'd grown out of his early obsession with Strauss's orchestral tone poems.

c. 14:30
Diepenbrock: Hymnen an die Nacht
Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Renes (conductor)

c. 14:50
Bartok: Suite No. 1, Op. 3
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor).

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Wed 14 Sep 2011 14:30