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

In a recent concert from Bangor, the orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen perform music by Tchaikovsky, Bruch and Dvorak. The young Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang is the soloist in Bruch's popular First Violin Concerto. The Seventh Symphony by Dvorak is one of the composer's darkest works, sparked off by the Third Symphony of his friend and mentor Brahms.

Richard Hickox conducts Frank Bridge's 1911 suite for orchestra, The Sea, the composer's best-known work. Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis, written in exile in the 1940s, is preceded by the most famous work by the composer who inspired it.

Tchaikovsky: Hamlet - Fantasy Overture
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

c. 2.25pm
Bruch: Violin Concerto no. 1
Vilde Frang (violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

c. 2.50pm
Dvorak: Symphony no. 7
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

c. 3.30pm
Bridge: The Sea
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

c. 3.55pm
Weber: Overture from Der Freischutz
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Christoph Konig (conductor)

c. 4.10pm
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Christoph Konig (conductor).

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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Fri 18 May 2012 14:00