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The late conductor Edward Downes and the BBC Philharmonic in Rimsky-Korsakov's Overture (May Night), Respighi's Pines of Rome, Verdi opera music, plus Korngold and Bruckner.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Series celebrating the BBC work of the late Edward Downes, focusing especially on the BBC Philharmonic, where he was principal conductor from 1980 to 1991 and thereafter conductor emeritus. With a range of Downes's favourite repertoire, including his last studio recording with the orchestra - Bruckner's Sixth Symphony.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture (May Night)
Respighi: Pines of Rome
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor)

Verdi: Orchestral music from the operas
Korngold: Abschiedslieder, Op 14
Linda Finnie (contralto)
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor)

Elgar: Enigma Variations
Rimsky-Korsakov: Suite (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor)

Bruckner: Symphony No 6 in A
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes (conductor).

3 hours

Last on

Mon 30 Nov 2009 14:00

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