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Episode 2

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 March 2014

Katie Derham presents a week of performances from Commonwealth countries - Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius Lemminkainen Suite and young American mezzo, Sasha Cooke, joins the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Pietari Inkinen in Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer. Andrew Davis and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra take on two versions of "Brigg Fair" by friends Percy Grainger and Frederick Delius.

Sibelius The Oceanides, op. 73
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

Grainger Brigg Fair and
Delius Brigg Fair
Benjamin Namdarian (tenor)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie (conductor)

Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Sasha Cooke (mezzo soparano)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

Sibelius Lemminkäinen Suite, op. 22
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor).

Music Played

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



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