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Katie Derham presents a week of Afternoon on 3 featuring recent concerts by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with a special focus on Russian composers.

Today's programme finds the orchestra at Ayr Town Hall, including a complete concert conducted there by Andrew Manze just a couple of weeks ago. Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen plays part of Prokofiev's Six Pieces for Piano, continuing the week's Russian theme. By way of complement there's brand new music - a world premiere in John Maxwell Geddes' An Ayrshire Suite - and two great symphonies from the heart of the repertoire: Mozart's Jupiter and Beethoven's Pastoral. Andrew Manze conducts both, and we'll also hear his orchestration of Mozart's Adagio for Glass Harmonica.

Maxwell Geddes: An Ayrshire Suite (world premiere)

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Sean Shibe (guitar)

Mozart (orch. Manze): Adagio for Glass Harmonica

Mozart: Symphony no. 41 in C major (Jupiter)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Manze (conductor).

c. 3pm
Prokofiev: 6 Pieces for Piano (Op 52)
Olli Mustonen (piano)

Beethoven: Symphony No 6 in F Major (Pastoral)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Manze (conductor).

Recent concerts by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra feature throughout the week, including at least one symphony each day, by the likes of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, but also works complementing the Russian repertoire by Mozart, Beethoven, Britten and Bartok.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 11 Dec 2012 14:00