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Pictures at an Exhibition

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 20 June 2014

A unique Friday Night Is Music Night, tying in with the National Gallery's exhibition, 'Making Colour' Presented by Ken Bruce.
In tonight's concert, the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra and star singers, conducted by Stephen Bell present their own 'Pictures at an Exhibition' with the National Gallery.
Listeners will be able to see the pictures via the Friday Night Is Music Night page on the Radio 2 website at the same time as the audience see them in the concert hall. Among the works we'll hear tonight, Mussorgsky's 'Pictures At An Exhibition', Dvorak's 'Song of the Moon, Offenbach's 'La Vie Parissiene', Delius 'Summer Evening', Puccini's 'O Soave Fanciulla' from La Boheme ... And among the pictures:- Monet's 'The Water Lily Pond', Pissarro's Montmartre at Night, Turner's 'The Fighting Temeraire', Rubens ' Samson and Delilah' and Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' ... Classic music and the greatest paintings from the world's most famous artists. All part of Radio 2's 'Colour Season'' which was originally broadcast in June.

Music Played

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      BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell HIGH ADVENTURE

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      BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell Promenade (Pictures at an Exhibition)

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      BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell OVERTURE: LA VIE PARISIENNE

    • Image for Jung Soo Yun/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

      Jung Soo Yun/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell RECONDITA ARMONIA (TOSCA)

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      BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell BACCHANALE (SAMSON AND DELILAH)

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      Elizabeth Cragg/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell IL BACIO

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      Roderick Elms Nocturne in Eb, Op. 9, No.2

    • Image for Jung Soo Yun/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

      Jung Soo Yun/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell LA DONNA E MOBILE (RIGOLETTO)

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      Elizabeth Cragg/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell PIANGERO LA MIA SORTE (FROM 'GIULIO CESARE')

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      BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell Storm (from 4 Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes")

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      BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell MAN IN THE IRON MASK

    • Image for Elizabeth Cragg/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

      Elizabeth Cragg/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell SONG TO THE MOON (RUSALKA)

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      BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell LIGHT CAVALRY OVERTURE

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      Roderick Elms GAZELLE

    • Image for Jung Soo Yun/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

      Jung Soo Yun/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell O SOLE MIO

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      BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell 'Allegro ma non troppo' from Symphony No 6 in F Op 68 'Pastoral'

    • Image for Elizabeth Cragg/Jung Soo Yun/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell

      Elizabeth Cragg/Jung Soo Yun/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Stephen Bell O SOAVE FANCIULLA (LA BOHEME)

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      BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell Enigma variations XIII (Romanza) & X1V (Allegro Presto)

Credits

Performer
BBC Concert Orchestra

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See the paintings inspiring Friday Night is Music Night's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.

'Pictures at an Exhibition' Gallery

Claude Monet ,The Water-Lily Pond, 1899 © The National Gallery, London

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