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Louise Fryer celebrates British and European composer-conductor-performers. Elgar: Froissart. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder. Plus Lambert, Watkins, Martinu and Walton.


Across the centuries leading musicians, at home and abroad, have demonstrated their versatility in fulfilling dual roles as composer-conductors, conductor-performers or performer-composers with great success. In today's Afternoon on 3, Louise Fryer celebrates the accomplishments of figures who have met these criteria, including Sir Edward Elgar, Constant Lambert, William Walton and Gustav Mahler, together with the contemporary British composer-performer Huw Watkins. Featuring BBC Performing Group recordings.

Elgar: Froissart - Concert Overture
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tadaaki Otaka, conductor

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
Jane Irwin, mezzo sporano
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer, conductor

Lambert: Horoscope - suite from the ballet
Ulster Orchestra
Rumon Gamba, conductor

Huw Watkins: Concerto for piano and orchestra
Huw Watkins, piano
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen, conductor

Martinu: Rhapsody Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Maxim Rysanov, viola
Ulster Orchestra
David Porcelijn, conductor

Walton: Portsmouth Point - overture
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Edwin Outwater, conductor

Walton: Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor
Ulster Orchestra
Vernon Handley, conductor.

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Mon 19 Apr 2010 14:00

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