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Episode 3

With Penny Gore. Ives, orch Schuman: Variations on America. Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist - Sarah Chang). Barber: Symphony No 1; Essay for Orchestra No 1.

Presented by Penny Gore.

It's the turn of 2 graduates from the Juilliard School of music in New York to shine in today's programme. Violinist Sarah Chang performs Bruch's 1st Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiri Belohlavek, and James Conlon conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Debussy's La Mer.

William Schuman's orchestration of Charles Ives' Variations on "America" let us know from the start where we are, and the programme includes Samuel Barber's first symphony of 1936, and his first Essay for orchestra of 1937.

Ives (orch. William Schuman): Variations on "America"
BBC Scottish Symphony
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

2.40pm
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1
Sarah Chang, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek, conductor

3.05pm
Barber: Symphony No.1
BBC Philharmonic
Andreas Delfs, conductor

3.25pm
Debussy: La Mer
BBC Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, conductor

3.50pm
Barber: Essay for Orchestra No.1
BBC Philharmonic
Andreas Delfs, conductor.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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