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Episode 6

Presented by Catherine Bott. BBC Philharmonic/Gianandrea Noseda in Edward Gregson's Dream Song, a BBC commission, and Mahler Symphony No 6, as part of a complete symphony cycle.

Presented by Catherine Bott.

Continuing our cycle of all Mahler's Symphonies performed in Manchester and broadcast in sequence every Monday in Performance on 3.

Tonight Gianandrea Noseda conducts the BBC Philharmonic at the Bridgewater Hall in Mahler's Sixth Symphony, sometimes referred to as the 'Tragic', in part due to what Mahler himself described as the 'brief and mighty' fall of a hammer in the final movement.
Before that is the first performance of Edward Gregson's Dream Song. It was commissioned by the BBC specifically to preface Mahler 6 and uses some themes from the symphony.

Edward Gregson: Dream Song (BBC commission)
Mahler: Symphony No 6

BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Followed by performances by nominees for the 2010 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards, ahead of the awards ceremony on Tuesday. Tonight features the nominees in the Young Artist category.

Handel: O Praise the Lord with one consent, HWV254
Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Academy of Ancient Music
Stephen Layton (conductor)

Christopher Ball: Flute Concerto (1st mvt)
Adam Walker (flute)
Emerald Concert Orchestra
Christopher Ball (conductor)

Handel: Parnasso in Festa
Lucy Crowe (soprano)
King's Consort
Matthew Halls (director)

2 hours, 15 minutes

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