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Episode 1

Katie Derham presents a week of performances from orchestras from Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

In November 2013 Vladimir Ashkenazy stood down as Principal Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and throughout the week we feature performances from his last 12 months in charge, including Shostakovich's 10th Symphony today, Sibelius's Lemminkainen Suite tomorrow (Tuesday) and Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony on Friday.

Meanwhile, Sir Andrew Davis took over as Principal Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in January 2013, and we can hear them too across the week.

From Canada, the period instruments of Les Violons du Roi and Marc-André Hamelin come together to perform the last 3 Piano Concertos by Beethoven in a concert from last summer.

Marching Song of Democracy
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, op. 58
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie (conductor)

Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
Jian Wang (cello)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)

Symphony No. 10 in E minor, op. 93
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor).

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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