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BBC Symphony Orchestra

With Penny Gore. The BBC Symphony Orchestra in a concert of Wagner, Marx and Strauss given at the Barbican. Plus the BBC Philharmonic in Pierne and the Ulster Orchestra in Bliss.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra begins a week of live and recently recorded music from BBC performing groups on Afternoon on Three, with a concert given last Saturday at the Barbican under conductor Jirí Belohlávek. After Wagner's stirring Tannhäuser Overture, soprano Christine Brewer performs songs by Joseph Marx, and the concert finishes with Richard Strauss's epic Alpine Symphony.

This week Afternoon on Three also joins in Radio 3's Checkmate theme with readings about chess and related music.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

Joseph Marx:
Selige Nacht
Der beschneidene Schafer
Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht
Hat dich die Liebe beruhrt
Christine Brewer (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

Pierne: Piano Concerto in C, Op. 12
BBC Philharmonic
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Spencer Holst: Chess (Reading)

Bliss: Checkmate - Suite
Ulster Orchestra
Rumon Gamba (conductor).

3 hours

Last on

Mon 13 Dec 2010 14:00