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Episode 3

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 26 September 2012

Katie Derham presents an afternoon of performances by the BBC Philharmonic. Polymath Anthony Burgess is best known for novels such as "A Clockwork Orange" but he was also an accomplished composer. Today we hear his recently discovered "Manchester Overture" which was performed by the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Mark Heron in March.

This is followed by two concertos - Tchaikovsky's first Piano concerto with soloist Nobuyuki Tsujii and Rozsa's Cello Concerto Op.32 with Paul Watkins.

Burgess: A Manchester Overture
BBC Philharmonic,
Mark Heron (conductor).

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1
Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano),
BBC Philharmonic,
Yutaka Sado (conductor).

Rozsa: Concerto Op.32 for cello and orchestra
Paul Watkins (cello),
BBC Philharmonic,
Rumon Gamba (conductor).

Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Anthony BURGESS A Manchester overture

    Conductor: Mark HERON Performer: BBC Philharmonic

  • Image for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Yutaka SADO Performer: Nobuyuki TSUJII (13/09/1988) - Piano Performer: BBC Philharmonic

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    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Seasons Op.37b for piano

    Performer: Nobuyuki TSUJII (13/09/1988) - Piano

  • Image for Miklós Rózsa

    Miklós Rózsa Concerto Op.32 for cello and orchestra

    Conductor: Rumon GAMBA Performer: Paul WATKINS - Cello Performer: BBC Philharmonic

  • Image for Domenico Scarlatti

    Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A major Kk.212

    Performer: Murray PERAHIA - Piano (Piano)

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