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The grand finale to this week's celebration of American music with the BBC Orchestras and BBC Singers kicks off with John Adams' ever popular Short Ride in a Fast Machine, performed by the BBC Philharmonic. Wayne Marshall joins the orchestra for Gershwin's Piano Concerto, the BBC Singers perform Psalms by Charles Ives, and there's another brand-new recording of music by Charles Martin Loeffler from the BBC Concert Orchestra. The BBC Symphony Orchestra play music by Charles Griffes and Christopher Rouse, and round things off with the third symphony of the week by Roy Harris - and perhaps his best, the Symphony no.7.

Presented by Penny Gore.

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
BBC Philharmonic,
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

Charles Griffes: The White Peacock
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Litton (conductor).

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major
Wayne Marshall (piano),
BBC Philharmonic,
Arvo Volmer (conductor).

Christopher Rouse: Friandises
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

Ives: Psalms 24 and 150
BBC Singers,
Andrew Griffiths (conductor).

Charles Martin Loeffler: Divertissement in A minor
Lorraine McAslan (violin),
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Johannes Wildner (conductor).

Harris: Symphony No 7
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor).

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 Nov 2013 14:00