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Louise Fryer celebrates composer-conductor-performers. Harty: Concerto for piano and orchestra. Stanford: Symphony No 4. Barlow: Nocturne. Plus music by Mozart and Mendelssohn.


Across the centuries leading musicians, at home and abroad, have demonstrated their versatility in fulfilling dual roles as composers-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 Hamilton Harty, Charles Villiers Stanford, Felix Mendelssohn and the contemporary British conductor-composer Stephen Barlow - all in recordings by Ulster Orchestra.

Harty: Concerto for piano and orchestra
Hugh Tinney, piano
Ulster Orchestra
Jane Glover, conductor

Stanford: Symphony No. 4 in F major
Ulster Orchestra
Vernon Handley, conductor

Stephen Barlow: Nocturne for clarinet, strings and marimba
Emma Johnson, clarinet
Scott Foster, marimba
Ulster Orchestra
Stephen Barlow, conductor

Mozart: Piano concerto no. 25 in C major, K503
Shai Wosner, piano
Ulster Orchestra
David Porcelijn, conductor

Mendelssohn: Incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ulster Orchestra
Stephen Barlow, conductor.

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