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Afternoon on 3, Russian Music Episode 1 of 4

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 June 2012

This week features the BBC Orchestras in Russian music, plus a studio recording the BBC Singers have made of the music of Edmund Rubbra. Today's programme includes a concert given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales a couple of weeks ago in Swansea in which they're joined by violinist Daniel Hope for Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto. And the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform music from Prokofiev's ever-popular ballet, Romeo and Juliet.

Presented by Penny Gore

John Adams: Lollopalooza
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor
Daniel Hope (violin)
François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

Debussy: Images
François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

Rubbra: 5 Motets, Op. 37
BBC Singers
David Hill (conductor)

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (highlights)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Michal Dworzynski (conductor).

Music Played

7 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Pietro Mascagni

    Pietro Mascagni Mascagni: Addio alla Madra (Cavelleria Rusticana)


  • Image for John Adams

    John Adams Lollapalooza

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: François-Xavier Roth

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor

    Performer: Daniel Hope (violin) Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: François-Xavier Roth

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Images

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: François-Xavier Roth

  • Rubbra 5 Motets for chorus, Op 37, Eternitie, Vain Wits and Eyes, A Hymn to God the Father, The Search, A Song

    Performers: BBC Singers Conductor: David Hill

  • Image for Pietro Mascagni

    Pietro Mascagni Addio alla Madra (Cavelleria Rusticana)

    Performer: Joseph Calleja (tenor) Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra Conductor: Steven Mercurio (conductor)

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet [Suite]

    Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Michal Dworzynski



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