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Ulster Orchestra - Britten, Korngold, Elgar

Concert in which Paul Watkins conducts the Ulster Orchestra. Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op 10. Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op 35. Elgar: Enigma Variations.

Presented by Ian Skelly

Korngold's luxuriously harmonic Violin Concerto is framed by two of the finest sets of English Variations. Britten's set of variations for string orchestra were a tribute to his teacher Frank Bridge and his first masterpiece, while Elgar's famous variations brought him international recognition and were each a musical portrait of a friend. Principal Guest Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra - Paul Watkins leads proceedings with young British violinist Jack Liebeck the soloist in the Korngold.

Britten - Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge op.10
Korngold - Violin Concerto in D major op.35
Elgar - Variations on an Original Theme op. 36 "Enigma"

Jack Liebeck (violin)
Ulster Orchestra
Paul Watkins (conductor)

Followed by a preview of some of the works nominated for the British Composer Awards, full coverage of which will feature in tomorrow night's programme.

2 hours, 15 minutes

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