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1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 June 2012

Robert Worby presents composer Hugh Wood's 80th birthday concert recorded recently at the Bath Festival. Also includes 20x12 commissions by Emily Howard, Michael Wolters and David Bruce.

Hugh Wood
b 27 June 1932

Horn Trio
Pirani Trio

String Quartet No 2
Piatti Quartet

New Work for solo piano (BBC Commission - world premiere)
Joanna MacGregor (piano)


Emily Howard - Zatopek!
commissioned by Second Movement

Michael Wolters - The Voyage
commissioned by Stan's Cafe

David Bruce - Fire
commissioned by The Opera Group.

Music Played

6 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Hugh Wood String Quartet no 2 (1970)

    Piatti Quartet

  • Hugh Wood Ballade (world premiere)

    Joanna MacGregor - piano

  • Hugh Wood Horn Trio (1989)

    Francesca Barritt - violin, Anna Douglass - horn, Masahiro Yamaguchi - piano

  • Emily Howard Zatopek!

    Selma Dimitirijevic - Libretto, John McMunn - Tenor (Emil Zatopek), Wendy Dawn Thompson - Mezzo Soprano (Dana), Kris Belligh - Baritone (Schade), Toby Girling - Baritone (Chataway), Rosie Coad - Soprano (Commentator), Susanne Dymott - Contralto (Mother), Peter Brathwaite - Baritone (Mimoun), Members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Members of Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, Clark Rundell conductor

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    David Bruce Fire

    Salisbury Community Choir, Horns Aloud French Horn Quartet

  • Michael Wolters The Voyage

    Suzanna Purkis - Mezzo Soprano, Michelle Holloway - Recorder, Kathryn Bennetts - Recorder, Peter Bowman - Recorder, Sebastiano Dessanay - Double Bass, Ensemble recorders - Sarah Langdon, Clare Murphy, Kate Rose, Charlotte Hiller, Ben Rose, Maryanne Coughlan, Kathryn Harris, Emily Bannister, Dan Watson - Conductor, James Yarker - Libretto



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