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Katie Derham continues this week's twin themes of recent concerts by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the experience of the First World War, reflecting Armistice Day.

Elgar: Carillon for speaker and orchestra, Op. 75 (1914)
Simon Callow (speaker),
BBC Concert Orchestra,
John Wilson (conductor).

2.10pm
Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad - Rhapsody
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Manze (conductor).

Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto
Nicholas Daniel (oboe),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Manze (conductor).

2.40pm
Schubert: Symphony no. 9 in C major
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Manze (conductor)

3.30pm
Elgar: Polonia, Op. 76 (1915)
BBC Concert Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

3.45pm
Vaughan Williams:
The Lark Ascending
Nicola Benedetti (violin)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Christoph König (conductor)

Elgar: Une Voix dans le désert, Op. 77 (1915)
Susan Gritton (soprano)
Simon Callow (speaker)
BBC Concert Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

Today's main concert of Butterworth, Vaughan Williams and Schubert was given in Glasgow less than an fortnight ago by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their Associate Guest Conductor Andrew Manze. George Butterworth, who was killed on the Western Front in 1916, is the direct connection with this week's other theme of the First World War - also reflected today by three works Elgar wrote to support the war effort, and by another concertante work by Vaughan Williams, possibly the best-loved piece he ever wrote: 'The Lark Ascending'. Sketched as the war was starting, but not finished till after 1918, in a very different world, the music has been seen as a lament for England's supposed lost innocence.

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Tue 13 Nov 2012 14:00