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Four International Composers

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Jac Van Steen plays David Sawer's Byrnan Wood; Arlene Sierra's Aquilo; Huw Watkins' Piano Concerto and Christian Jost's CocoonSymphonie.

Ed McKeon introduces a concert programme of works by four composers hailing from Europe, the UK and America, played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Jac van Steen conducts David Sawer's Byrnan Wood - now a modern classic which marked the composer's rise to major public recognition when it was premiered at the BBC Proms in 1992. Arlene Sierra - an American-born composer now resident in the UK - is represented by her more recent work, Aquilo, which won Sierra the Takemitsu Prize in 2001. Huw Watkins, a pianist/composer still in his early thirties performs his own Piano Concerto, which was commissioned by the BBC for this orchestra in 2002. And German composer Christian Jost, whose music the BBCNOW has warmly espoused recently, is represented by his 2003 composition CocoonSymphonie: Five Gateways of a Journey into the Interior.
(photo of Ed McKeon by Katya Evdokimova)

David Sawer: Byrnan Wood (20:46)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac Van Steen (conductor)

Arlene Sierra: Aquilo (10:30)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac Van Steen (conductor)

Huw Watkins: Piano Concerto (21:47)
Huw Watkins (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac Van Steen (conductor)

Christian Jost: Cocoonsymphonie (23:56)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac Van Steen (conductor)

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sat 6 Feb 2010 22:30

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