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Penny Gore presents highlights from recent concerts by the BBC Scottish SO, including their special focus on music from 1911. Today there's a chance to hear two of the orchestra's core team of conductors: chief conductor Donald Runnicles and associate guest conductor Andrew Manze.

Continuing the orchestra's exploration of 1911, Andrew Manze's account of Butterworth's English Idylls offers a compelling image of a pastoral England, mirrored in the 1911 Fantasy for Piano Quartet of Frank Bridge, both recorded at the orchestra's home, Glasgow City Halls. Ravel orchestrated his Mother Goose suite in 1911, and today you can hear if conducted by Donald Runnicles, a renowned interpreter of French music from this period, at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

There's also more from the orchestra's exploration of Schumann's violin music with Anthony Marwood: today the Fantasy in C major.

Butterworth: 2 English idylls (1911)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
Akiko Suwanai (violin),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Manze (conductor).

Bridge: Phantasie quartet in F sharp minor for piano and strings (1911)
Graeme McNaught (piano),
Olivier Lemoine (violin),
Andrew Berridge (viola),
Martin Storey (cello).

Schumann: Fantasy in C major for violin and orchestra, Op. 131
Anthony Marwood (violin),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Douglas Boyd (conductor).

Beethoven: Symphony no. 2 in D major
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Douglas Boyd (conductor).

Mahler: 5 Ruckert-Lieder
Ravel: Ma mere l'oye - suite for orchestra (1911)
Karen Cargill (mezzo soprano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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Tue 17 Jan 2012 14:00