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Penny Gore presents a week of programmes focusing on recent performances by the BBC Philharmonic and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Today the emphasis is on the BBC Philharmonic, with pianist Martin Roscoe joining the orchestra in performances of Liszt's Totentanz and Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto. Then, Bruch's Concerto for clarinet, viola and orchestra, a late work in the composer's canon which makes good use of the tonal similarities between the two solo instruments. To finish, the BBC Philharmonic perform Elgar's 1st Symphony, which had its premiere in 1908 in Manchester, just up the road from the orchestra's home.

There's a chance to hear the BBC SSO play Elgar's 2nd Symphony in tomorrow's programme. The BBC Philharmonic return on Wednesday with a concert live from their home at MediaCity, Salford.

Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola
BBC Philharmonic,
Leo Hussain (conductor).

Liszt: Totentanz
Martin Roscoe (piano),
BBC Philharmonic,
Leo Hussain (conductor).

2.25pm
Bruch: Concerto in E minor, Op. 88 for clarinet, viola and orchestra
John Bradbury (clarinet),
Steven Burnard (viola),
BBC Philharmonic,
Garry Walker (conductor).

2.40pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Martin Roscoe (piano),
BBC Philharmonic,
Juanjo Mena (conductor).

3.30pm
Elgar: Symphony no. 1 in A flat major
BBC Philharmonic,
Garry Walker (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 25 Jun 2012 14:00
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