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Episode 2

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 02 July 2013

Katie Derham continues her week of Afternoon on 3 concerts from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's recent visit to the St Magnus International Festival in Orkney. Today we hear a concert from the Pickaquoy Centre inspired by fairy tales, including the suite from Janacek's opera telling the tale of Vixen Sharp Ears, and the world premiere of a new work by the Festival's Artistic Director Alasdair Nicolson which tells tales of its own - it's a BBC commission, written for the young Scottish mezzo-soprano Rowan Hellier. Completing the programme are folk tales from Russia and Poland, and the adaptation of George Crabbe's poem "The Borough" that inspired Britten's opera Peter Grimes, and his Four Sea Interludes.

Janacek: Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen
Alasdair Nicolson: Shadows on the Wall - Five Hauntings for Voice and Orchestra
Rowan Hellier (mezzo-soprano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor).

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1945)
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor).

Szymanowski: Harnasie
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Edward Gardner (conductor).

Britten: 4 Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

Music Played

6 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes


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