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Katie Derham presents a week of programmes featuring recent concerts by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, highlighting British music and Romantic favourites.

Costa Rican-born conductor Giancarlo Guerrero makes his debut with the orchestra in a Swansea concert of youthful works by Brahms, Richard Strauss and Shostakovich. The orchestra's principal horn, Tim Thorpe, performs Richard Strauss's demanding first concerto. Shostakovich wrote his First Symphony while still a teenager; the work unequivocally established him as the first great Soviet composer.

William Mathias's tone poem, Helios, precedes a performance of Dvorak's spirited Eighth Symphony, recorded at Marlborough College's semi-circular Memorial Hall.

Brahms: Serenade no. 2
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)

c. 2.35pm
Strauss: Horn Concerto no. 1
Tim Thorp (horn)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)

c. 2.50pm
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 1
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)

c. 3.30pm
Mathias: Helios
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Takuo Yuasa (conductor)

c. 4pm
Dvorak: Symphony no. 8
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 May 2012 14:00
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