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Episode 3

Ian Skelly with music inspired by kings, queens and emperors. Harty: Comedy Overture. Shostakovich: Music for Hamlet. Holst: The Planets. Plus Smetana Overture: The Secret.

Ian Skelly presents music inspired by kings, queens and emperors, as well as one of the less well-known works by romantic Czech composer Bedrich Smetana in a performance by the BBC Philharmonic.

Smetana: Overture: The Secret
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Harty: Comedy Overture
Ulster Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)

2.40pm
Shostakovich: Hamlet - music for the film
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Maxim Shostakovich (conductor)

Holst: The Planets
Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus (ladies)
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

2 hours

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