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BBC NOW - Roussel, Holt, Sibelius

Presented by Catherine Bott. Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC NOW. Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite No 2. Simon Holt: Centauromachy (world premiere). Sibelius: Symphony No 2.

Presented by Catherine Bott

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by François-Xavier Roth, play Roussel, Holt and Sibelius.
Sibelius' Second Symphony is both powerful and eloquent, culminating in one of his greatest melodies, blazing with optimism and serenity. The elemental dance rhythms of Roussel's Bacchus et Ariane Suite spring to life under François-Xavier Roth, Associate Guest Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, whose performances have been earning critical plaudits. Composer in Association to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Simon Holt's Centauromachy is a double concerto and takes the two opposing personalities of the mythical centaur as its starting point.

Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No 2
Simon Holt: Centauromachy (world premiere)
Sibelius: Symphony No 2

Clarinet Robert Plane
Flugelhorn Philippe Schartz
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor François-Xavier Roth

Followed by highlights from the 2010 Innsbruck Early Music Festival.

2 hours, 15 minutes

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