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Episode 2

Celebration of the work of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Tarik O'Regan: Rai. Berg: Wozzeck (excerpt). Walton: Improvisation on an impromptu of Benjamin Britten. Mahler: Symphony No 4.

A lively concert opener from Tarik O'Regan launches today's programme in our continuing BBC Symphony Orchestra focus on Afternoon on 3 this week. To end there's a fascinating chamber orchestra version of a Mahler symphony, and in between there's music connected with some of Mahler's greatest fans, Alban Berg and Benjamin Britten. Stunning soprano Claire Booth sings Berg's concert suite from his opera Wozzeck, and Andrew Litton conducts William Walton's tribute to his colleague Britten.

c. 14:30
Tarik O'Regan: Raï (World premiere of new version)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Rophe (conductor)

c. 14:50
Berg: 3 Fragments from Wozzeck
Claire Booth (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen (conductor)

c. 15:15
Walton: Improvisation on an impromptu of Benjamin Britten
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor)

c. 15:30
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (chamber version)
Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Renes (conductor).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Tarik O’Regan

    Rai for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet

    Conductor: Pascal ROPHE Performer: BBC S O.

  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Accompaniment to a film scene Op.34 for orchestra

    Conductor: Oliver KNUSSEN Performer: BBC S O.

  • Alban Berg

    3 Fragments from 'Wozzeck' for soprano and orchestra

    Conductor: Oliver KNUSSEN Performer: Claire BOOTH - Soprano Performer: BBC S O.

  • William Walton

    Improvisations on an impromptu of Benjamin Britten

    Conductor: Andrew LITTLE Performer: BBC S O.

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 4 in G major

    Singer: Anna Lucia Richter. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.

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