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Episode 4

With Penny Gore. Barber: Music for a scene from Shelley. Mozart: Piano Concerto No 18 (soloist - Richard Goode). Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite 2. William Schuman: Symphony No 3.

Presented by Penny Gore.

The conclusion of a week of programmes featuring anniversary composers Samuel Barber and William Schuman includes the first orchestral work of his that Barber heard performed in public, his "Music for a scene from Shelley"- specially recorded for the programme by the BBC Philharmonic and Clark Rundell. William Schuman's 3rd Symphony is performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Juilliard School of Music graduate Leonard Slatkin.

And there's more from the Juilliard school as conductor Jo Ann Falletta performs fellow American Amy Beach's "Gaelic Symphony" of 1896 with the BBC Philharmonic. 2 Curtis Institute alumni perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat - pianist Richard Goode and conductor Alan Gilbert, with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

And to round off the week, Samuel Barber's delicious Violin Concerto, performed by Tai Murray with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Nicholas Braithwaite.

Barber: Music for a scene from Shelley
BBC Philharmonic
Clark Rundell, conductor

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.18 in B flat
Richard Goode, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Amy Beach: "Gaelic" Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Jo Ann Falletta, conductor

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 in F (Op.102)
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Litton, conductor

William Schuman: Symphony No.3
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Barber: Violin Concerto
Tai Murray, violin
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor.

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Fri 19 Nov 2010 14:00

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