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Episode 4

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 29 March 2013

Louise Fryer presents a new version of the classic tale of Rat, Mole, Badger and Toad - combining the talents of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a special cast. Plus a selection of Good Friday music by Wagner, Harrer, Hauptmann and Pergolesi.

Neil Brand: The Wind in the Willows
Toad ..... Stephen Mangan
Mole .....Claire Skinner
Badger .....Philip Jackson
Rat .....Carl Prekopp
Otter .....Patrick Brennan
Bargee .....Liza Sadovy
Judge .....Paul Stonehouse
Girl .....Stephanie Racine
Singers: Genevieve Hamilton, Amanda Morrison, Julia Batchelor-Walsh, Jonathan English, Daniel Auchincloss and William Gaunt,
BBC SO,
Conductor Timothy Brock.

3.10pm
Wagner: Good Friday Music (from Parsifal)
BBC SO,
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

3.20pm
J Gottlieb Harrer: Mein Herz ist bereit
Moritz Hauptmann: Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei from Mass in F minor, Op. 18
BBC Singers,
Conductor David Hill.

3.40pm
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Sophie Karthäuser (soprano),
Christophe Dumaux (countertenor),
Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin,
Director René Jacobs.

Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Neil Brand
    00:12

    Neil Brand The Wind in the Willows

  • Image for Richard Wagner
    01:18

    Richard Wagner Good Friday music from 'Parsifal'

  • Image for Gottlob Harrer
    01:31

    Gottlob Harrer Mein Herz ist bereit for 4 voices

  • Image for Moritz Hauptmann
    01:37

    Moritz Hauptmann Sanctus, Benedictus & Agnus Dei from Mass in F minor Op.18 for solo voices and chorus

  • Image for Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
    01:53

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