Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

From the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Christopher Cook presents a concert in which Mark Elder conducts the Halle orchestra in Vaughan Williams's Fifth Symphony.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Written as the storm clouds of war were gathering, Vaughan Williams's Fifth Symphony is a glorious paean to peace that opens with a gentle horn call and ends in a serene glow. A sweetly expressive lovers' theme, a military band and even a cheeky cockney street urchin feature in Elgar's overture Cockaigne, a beguiling musical picture of our capital city. Alongside these two British masterpieces is Dvorák's lovely and highly lyrical Serenade. Completed in 1878, it gave the Czech composer one of his earliest successes, and will be conducted this evening by the Halle's assistant conductor Andrew Gourlay.

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.5

Halle Orchestra
Conductor Sir Mark Elder
Assistant Conductor Andrew Gourlay*.

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 Nov 2011 19:30

Music Played

  • Halle

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Symphony no. 5 in D major

      Conductor: Mark ELDER Performer: Halle Orchestra

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Serenade in D minor Op.44 for wind instruments

      Conductor: Andrew GOURLAY Performer: Halle Orchestra

    • Edward Elgar

      Cockaigne (In London town) - overture Op.40

      Conductor: Mark ELDER Performer: Halle Orchestra


New Music on Radio 3

New Music on Radio 3

A chance to listen to recent broadcasts of new music - including premieres - on Radio 3.