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British Symphonies

Thursday 26 April 2007 13:00-17:00 (Radio 3)

Presented by Penny Gore.

1.00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Duration:

4 hours

Playlist:

Postcards from Vienna

3/4. Today's concert celebrating the music of the Austrian capital from the 2006 City of London Festival was given at the church of St Anne and St Agnes.

Endellion String Quartet

Schubert: Quartettsatz
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Webern: Five Movements, Op 5
Korngold: String Quartet No 2

2.00pm British Symphonies: Humphrey Searle

A British-Hungarian afternoon featuring Searle's Fourth Symphony alongside works by two Hungarians he loved, Liszt and Bartok, and his British teachers and contemporaries. Plus pieces premiered at the Proms by Searle's teacher John Ireland and Elizabeth Maconchy, who was born 100 years ago this year.

John Ireland: A London Overture
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

RL Pearsall: Lay a garland
CH Parry: Music when soft voices
Charles Stanford: When Mary through the garden went
BBC Singers
Bob Chilcott (conductor)

Liszt: Prometheus
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Bartok: Dance Suite
Ulster Orchestra
Christian Ganz (conductor)

Searle: Symphony No 4
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Alun Francis (conductor)

Vaughan Williams: Rest
Gerald Finzi: All this night
Holst: The Evening- Watch, Op 43 No 1
Sian Menna (mezzo-soprano)
Robert Johnston (tenor)
BBC Singers
Bob Chilcott (conductor)

Gordon Jacob: Chaconne on a Theme of Vaughan Williams
BBC Concert Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor)

Elizabeth Maconchy: The Land (Suite)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jason Lai (conductor)

Liszt: A Faust Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)




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