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11/02/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 February 2013

Presented by Katie Derham.
On offer this week a wide and rich selection, mainly a mix of English and French repertoire, as we feature the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing live and in the studio. Also, the BBC Concert Orchestra with two concerts from their American tour this week; some chamber highlights from a recent day at the Barbican Centre in London celebrating composer Oliver Knussen's 60th birthday, and French Renaissance polyphony with the music of Dominque Phinot performed by the BBC Singers.
Today, David Robertson conducts Debussy's La Mer with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sarah Jane Bradley joins the orchestra in a new Viola Concerto by Matthew Taylor. Phinot's lamentations for Easter are followed by another concerto - a version for piano and orchestra of Brahms Violin Concerto with its arranger, Dejan Lazic as soloist under conductor Paul Kildea. More intimate music next with Oliver Knussen's Ocean de terre, for soprano and chamber ensemble, before we end with the Divertimento from Stravinsky's ballet The Fairy's Kiss - based on tunes by his beloved Tchaikovsky.

Debussy: La Mer
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson (conductor)

2.30pm
Matthew Taylor: Viola Concerto, Op. 41(Humoreskes)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sarah Jane Bradley (viola)
Garry Walker (conductor)

2.50pm
Dominique Phinot: Incipit oratio Jeremaiae prophetae
BBC Singers
David Hill (conductor)

3.00pm
Brahms arr Lazic: "Piano" Concerto No. 3 (after the Violin Concerto)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Dejan Lazic (piano)
Paul Kildea (conductor)

3.40pm
Oliver Knussen: Ocean de terre, Op. 10
Guildhall New Music Ensemble
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Olivia Robinson (soprano)
Richard Baker (conductor)

3.55pm
Stravinsky: Fairy's Kiss (Divertimento)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor).

Music Played

7 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Oliver Knussen
    00:02

    Oliver Knussen Trumpets Op.12 for soprano and 3 clarinets

  • Image for Claude Debussy
    00:07
  • Image for Matthew Taylor
    00:35

    Matthew Taylor Humoreskes for viola and orchestra

  • Image for Dominique Phinot
    01:01

    Dominique Phinot Incipit oratio Jeremaiae prophetae

  • Image for Johannes Brahms
    01:12

    Johannes Brahms Concerto (Op.77) arr. for piano and orchestra [orig. violin and orchestra]

  • Image for Oliver Knussen
    01:52

    Oliver Knussen Ocean de terre Op.10 for soprano and chamber ensemble [rev. 1976]

  • Image for Igor Stravinsky
    02:06

    Igor Stravinsky Divertimento arr. from 'Le baiser de la fee'

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