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Music to accompany the BBC Four Symphony series. Haydn: Symphonies Nos 7 and 8 (Le midi; Le soir). Schubert: Symphony No 8 (Unfinished). Beethoven: Symphony No 3 (Eroica).

Katie Derham continues Radio 3's month of programmes complementing the BBC4 series "Symphony" - including every note of every Symphony featured in the television series. Today's programme features two Symphonies that changed the world in their different ways: Schubert's 'Unfinished' and Beethoven's mighty 'Eroica' - originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte and by far the biggest Symphony ever composed up to then. The BBC Philharmonic launch the programme with a concert live from their new home at MediaCity, Salford, completing Haydn's trilogy of early symphonic masterpieces - Morning, Noon and Evening.

2pm
Live on 3: concert from MediaCity, Salford, including
Haydn: Symphony no. 7 in C major (Le midi); Symphony no. 8 in G major (Le soir)
BBC Philharmonic
Antonello Manacorda (conductor)

c. 3.00pm
Schubert: Symphony no. 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

c. 3.30pm
Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 in E flat major (Eroica)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Philharmonic

    • Joseph Haydn

      Symphony no. 7 in C major H.1.7 (Le Midi)

      Conductor: Antonello MANACORDA Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Ah, lo previdi ... Ah, t'invola - recitative and aria K.272 for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Antonello MANACORDA Performer: Gillian KEITH - Soprano Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • Joseph Haydn

      Symphony no. 8 in G major H.1.8 (Le Soir)

      Conductor: Antonello MANACORDA Performer: BBC Philharmonic

  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony no. 8 in B minor D.759 (Unfinished)

    Conductor: Jac van STEEN Performer: BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 3 in E flat major Op.55 (Eroica)

    Conductor: Donald RUNNICLES Performer: BBC Scottish S O

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