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Series about music related to BBC Four's Symphony series. Simon Russell Beale on composers who lived, wrote in and travelled to London: Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Handel.

A personal view of classical music from a range of presenters. Today, the last of the 4 programmes presented by Simon Russell Beale as he concludes his series of programmes exploring the music connected to some of the cities he visited in BBC Four's 'Symphony' series. Today's focus is London, and over the two hours Simon plays great music from composers who lived, wrote in and travelled to London. Repertoire includes orchestral music by Elgar and Vaughan Williams, a flute sonata by Mozart, and an anthem by Handel. This programme is part of Radio 3's series of symphony programmes broadcast this month.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 26 Nov 2011 15:00

Music Played

  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and his Maid - opera - Overture

    Conductor: Charles MACKERRAS Performer: Welsh National Opera Orchestra

    • TELARC.
    • CD-80404.
  • George Frideric Handel

    My Heart is Inditing - coronation anthem no. 4 HWV.261

    Conductor: Simon PRESTON Performer: Trevor PINNOCK - Harpsichord Performer: The ENGLISH CONCERT Performer: Westminster Abbey Choir

    • ARCHIV.
    • 447 208-2.
  • Gustav Holst

    St Paul's Suite Op.29`2

    Conductor: Richard HICKOX Performer: City Of London Sinfonia

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 9270.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in A major K.12 for violin [or fl] and keyboard [vc ad lib]

    Performer: Guy PENSON - Harpsichord Performer: Jan SCIFFER - Cello Performer: Marc GRAUWELS - Flute

    • CDA 66391.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    A London Symphony (Symphony no.2) - 1st movement; Lento - allegro risoluto

    Conductor: Andrew DAVIS Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-9902.
  • John Ireland

    Ballade of London Nights for piano

    Performer: John LENEHAN - Piano

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.570461.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne (In London Town) - overture Op.40

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • 85512.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 96 in D major H.1.96 (Miracle)

    Conductor: Marc MINKOWSKI Performer: Les Musiciens Du Louvre

    • NA?VE.
    • V5176.
  • Noël Coward

    London Morning - ballet, orch. Gordon Jacob - Finale: London Pride

    Conductor: Carroll GIBBONS (1903 - 1954) Performer: Noel COWARD - Singer Performer: Carroll Gibbons Orchestra

    • Naxos.
    • 8120623.
  • William Walton

    Crown Imperial - coronation march for orchestra

    Conductor: Andre PREVIN Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    • TELARC.
    • 80125.