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Katie Derham continues a week of programmes showcasing recent performances by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, featuring British music and Romantic favourites.

The orchestra's late Principal Conductor Richard Hickox conducts Delius's Sea Drift in a performance from the 2004 Proms, newly remastered for the composer's centenary year. Finnish forests and Snowdonian landscapes are conjured up in tone poems by Sibelius and Hoddinott, and Japanese violin virtuoso Akiko Suwanai performs Sibelius's fiendishly difficult concerto.

Plus the BBC National Chorus of Wales and soprano Jane Irwin join the orchestra for a rare performance of Elgar's introspective cantata The Music Makers, given in Swansea earlier this year.

Delius: Sea Drift
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

c. 2.25pm
Sibelius: Tapiola
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

c. 2.45pm
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Akiko Suwanai (violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

c. 3.20pm
Hoddinott: Landscapes
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Takuo Yuasa (conductor)

c. 3.40pm
Elgar: The Music Makers
Jane Irwin (mezzo-soprano)
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor).

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 15 May 2012 14:00