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Richard Hickox Tribute

Catherine Bott with a concert from St David's Hall, Cardiff, dedicated to the late Richard Hickox. BBC NOW under David Atherton. Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3. Elgar: Violin Concerto.

Catherine Bott presents a concert given at St David's Hall, Cardiff, dedicated to the memory of conductor Richard Hickox who died in December 2008. Hickox worked with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for a quarter of a century, first as a guest conductor, then as principal conductor from 2000 until 2006, when he took the title of conductor emeritus.

The concert is directed by another distinguished British conductor with a long and close relationship with the orchestra, David Atherton. Celebrated Canadian violinist James Ehnes returns to the orchestra to perform Elgar's emotional Violin Concerto.

James Ehnes (violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
David Atherton (conductor)

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
Elgar: Violin Concerto

In between the Mendelssohn and Elgar, a recording of the orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox:
Bridge – Adoration
Philip Langridge (tenor)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

Followed by a work conducted by the late Richard Hickox:

Tippett: Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor).

2 hours, 15 minutes

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