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Rites of Spring

Tuesday 25 March 2008 13:00-17:00 (Radio 3)

Presented by Penny Gore.

1.00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The Beethoven Plus series of Lunchtime Concerts continues as the Czech Skampa Quarted perform the complete Beethoven quartets along with music by Haydn.

Duration:

4 hours

Playlist:

Skampa Quartet

Haydn: Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths)
Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Razumovsky)

2.00pm Rites of Spring

Reflecting Radio 3's Rites of Spring season through springtime music and the ideas of death and rebirth, and featuring performances by the BBC Orchestras on tour.

The programme includes spring-like contemporary music from the BBC Singers, and a concert given by the BBC Philharmonic last spring in Budapest.

Mozart: Overture (Don Giovanni)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Bingham: Unpredictable but Providential
BBC Singers
David Hill (conductor)

Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Sergei Khachatryan (violin)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Bingham: Shepheardes Calendar
BBC Singers
David Hill (conductor)

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Holten: Cradle Song; Spring; A Divine Image (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell)
BBC Singers
Bo Holten (conductor)

Schumann: Symphony No 1 (Spring)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Alexander Shelley (conductor)




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