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Ulster Orchestra

In this week's Afternoon on 3, Katie Derham showcases some of the Ulster Orchestra's most recent performances, with a particular focus on music from the Nordic countries and music for voice and orchestra.

Today's Nordic piece is one of Sibelius's shortest and most original orchestral works, Dryaden (The Dryad) - a miniature depicting the tree nymphs. And the work for voice and orchestra is 'Seven Early Songs' by Alban Berg. Begun in 1905, while he was studying with Schoenberg, they illustrate Berg's development from a composer of late romantic love songs to a master of modern music. Also included in today's programme are Britten's Soirées musicales, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Schumann's Fourth Symphony and Mozart's sublime work for woodwind, the Serenade in B flat, K.310 - with a Nordic conductor, Katarina Andreasson from Sweden.

Britten: Soirées musicales
Ulster Orchestra,
Andrew Litton (conductor).

Berg: Seven Early Songs
Orla Boylan (soprano),
Ulster Orchestra,
Jurjen Hempel (conductor).

Schumann: Symphony no. 4 in D major (original version 1841)
Ulster Orchestra,
Jurjen Hempel (conductor).

Sibelius: The Dryad
Ulster Orchestra,
Takuo Yuasa (conductor).

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Ulster Orchestra,
Bella Hristova (violin),
Paul Watkins (conductor).

Mozart: Serenade in B flat, K.361 (Gran Partita)
Ulster Orchestra,
Katarina Andreasson (conductor).

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 28 Jan 2013 14:00