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Episode 4

Penny Gore presents the BBC Philharmonic in Rossini's Overture to The Silken Ladder, John Foulds's Keltic Suite, Malcolm Arnold's Solitaire and part of Nielsen's Aladdin suite.

Penny Gore presents a week of light music in its many guises, continuing the celebrations of the Light Fantastic Weekend.

Featuring performances from the BBC Orchestras and brass music from the Cory Band, you can hear a daily Rossini Overture plus a whole range of music, from the epic film scores of Korngold and Steiner, to the much-loved British works of Elgar, John Ireland and Eric Coates.

Today's main treat is a live concert from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester, conducted by Matthew Coorey and opening with Rossini's Overture to The Silken Ladder. The programme includes John Foulds' Keltic Suite (1911), which has become a light music classic thanks to its often-arranged slow movement, The Keltic Lament. Plus the ballet-score, Solitaire by English composer, trumpeter and conductor Malcolm Arnold; and to finish a selection from Nielsen's magical Aladdin suite.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Jul 2011 14:15

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Music Played

  • BBC Philharmonic performs live

    • Gioachino Rossini

      'Overture' from La Scala di seta

      Conductor: Matthew Coorey Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Carl Nielsen

      'Oriental Festmarch; Aladdin's dream and dance of the morning mists; Chinese dance; Dance

      Conductor: Matthew Coorey Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

    • John Foulds - Keltic suite Op.29

      Conductor: Matthew Coorey Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Malcolm Arnold

      Solitaire

      Conductor: Matthew Coorey Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Ernest Tomlinson

    'Birdcage dance and Belly dance' from Aladdin

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

  • Joseph Horovitz

    4 Dances from "Les femmes d'Alger"

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

  • Reginald King

    A Song of paradise

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

  • Vivian Ellis

    Holidays abroad - suite for orchestra

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

  • Haydn Wood

    Cities of romance - suite for orchestra

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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