Penny Gore launches Afternoon on 3's new season with summer sounds from the BBC Orchestras - featuring a sultry live concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales of music from Britain and the Med. Summer nights in Spain, France and Italy with Chabrier, Delius, Falla and Walton; and the famous dances from Michael Tippett's Midsummer opera. Plus star clarinettist Michael Collins directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a brand-new recording of Gerald Finzi's gorgeous Clarinet Concerto.
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Delius: In a Summer Garden
Tippett: Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage)
Javier Perianes (piano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Michael Francis (conductor).
Finzi: Clarinet Concerto
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Michael Collins (clarinet/director).