Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven: Symphony No 8. Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist - Nicola Benedetti). Stravinsky: Firebird. Plus Maxwell Davies, MacMillan.

Katie Derham concludes Afternoon on 3's celebration of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's visit to the 2010 St Magnus Festival in the Orkney Isles.
The final concert of this year's Festival, on 23 June, was a glittering programme, with star Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti joining the orchestra for Szymanowski's first violin concerto, the piece in which she made her name in 2004 with this orchestra as winner of the BBC Young Musician of the year. No finale would be complete without music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies who founded the Festival in 1977. And the concert ends with a crackle and a bang in Stravinsky's thrilling masterpiece.
You can also hear "Tuireadh" by Scottish composer James MacMillan, which was given its world premiere in the 1991 Festival as a requiem for the victims of the Piper Alpha Oil Rig Disaster - which happened in 1988 not far from Orkney in the North Sea. And to round off this week-long celebration of the St Magnus festival, An Orkney Wedding (with Sunrise) by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
The longstanding Director of the Festival Glenys Hughes retires this year and she joins Katie Derham live from Orkney to reflect on her time in the job, and the uniqueness of the Festival.

Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F major
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Michal Dworzynski, conductor

2.55pm
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.1
Nicola Benedetti, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Michal Dworzynski, conductor

3.20pm
Maxwell Davies: Overture: St Francis of Assisi
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Michal Dworzynski, conductor

3.30pm
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1945)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Michal Dworzynski, conductor

4.00pm
Maxwell Davies: Proverb (World Premiere Broadcast)
St Magnus Festival Chrous
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

4.10pm
MacMillan: Tuireadh (Lament for the dead) for clarinet and strings
Paul Meyer, clarinet
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

4.35pm
Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
Iain MacDonald, bagpipes
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Peter Maxwell Davies, conductor.

2 hours, 40 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Jul 2010 14:20

Broadcast