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Episode 2

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 September 2012

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.

Chabrier: Espana
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain


c. 2.50pm
Walton: Siesta
Delius: In a Summer Garden
Tippett: Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage)

Javier Perianes (piano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Michael Francis (conductor).

c. 3.45pm
Finzi: Clarinet Concerto
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Michael Collins (clarinet/director).

Music Played

1 item
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