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Episode 17

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 November 2011

Katie Derham 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 twentieth century and find the Symphony flourishing far from its Austro-German foundations. Today we visit Denmark, England and the United States of America for the second symphonies written by three composers during the first decade of the century.

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Carl Nielsen

    Carl Nielsen Symphony no. 2 (The Four temperaments)

    Performer: Ulster Orchestra Conductor: Michael Seal

  • Image for Charles Ives

    Charles Ives Symphony no. 2

    Conductor: Andrew Grams Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Image for Sir Edward Elgar

    Sir Edward Elgar Symphony no. 2 in E flat major

    Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky Performer: BBC Philharmonic

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Night ride and sunrise

    Conductor: Stefan Solyom Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


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    Radio 3 Opera Guides

    Radio 3 Guide to the Opera

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