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Afternoon on 3, Best of 2013 Episode 1 of 5

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 30 December 2013

This week Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013.

In today's programme you can hear Elgar's mighty 1st Symphony performed by the BBC Philharmnonic and Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Plus a rare chance to hear music by Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison and Charles Martin Loeffler with American conductor Edwin Outwater conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Hoddinott Hall earlier this month, as part of Afternoon on 3's autumn American focus .

Presented by Penny Gore.

Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major
BBC Philharmonic,
Juanjo Mena (conductor).

Cowell: Symphony No 4 (Short Symphony)
Loeffler: La Mort de Tintagiles Op. 6
Göran Fröst (viola d'amore)
Lou Harrison: Symphony No 2 ('Elegiac')
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Edwin Outwater (conductor).

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



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