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Continuing this week's portrait of composer Andre Jolivet, Katie Derham presents the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performing the Frenchman's Third Symphony in the presence of his daughter, Christine Jolivet-Erlih. She talks to us about also being at the 1964 premiere of her father's work in Mexico.

With music by one of Jolivet's contemporaries, and fellow members of the 1930s Parisian group 'La Jeune France', the BBC NOW's incoming Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard conducts Messiaen's Les Offrandes Oubliees, and is joined by soloist Steven Isserlis for Saint-Saens' first Cello Concerto. Plus incumbent Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer leads the orchestra in the Second Symphony by Henri Dutilleux, at a concert given in Cardiff in the presence of the composer himself - aged 95, he is still writing music today.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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Tue 10 Jan 2012 14:00