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Episode 12

Louise Fryer continues Radio 3's month of programmes complementing the BBC4 series "Symphony" - including every note of every Symphony featured in the television series. This week the Afternoon on 3 series reaches the late 1800s and discovers the Symphony spreading beyond its Austro-German heartland - today, to Finland, with Sibelius - and its techniques transplanted into the opera house by a controversial genius, Richard Wagner - whose music dramas in turn inspired Bruckner in his Third Symphony.

Wagner: Prelude to Tristan and Isolde
BBC Philharmonic
Paul Daniel (conductor)

c. 2.10pm
Bruckner: Symphony no. 3 in D minor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Konig (conductor)

c. 3.05pm
Sibelius: Kullervo Symphony
Paivi Nisula (soprano)
Raimo Laukka (baritone)
Helsinki University Male Voice Choir
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vanska (conductor).

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 21 Nov 2011 14:00