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With music performed by the BBC NOW. Messiaen: Les Offrandes Oubliees. Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No 1. Sibelius: Symphony No 2. Jolivet: Symphony No 3. Dutilleux: Symphony No 2.

Continuing this week's portrait of composer Andre Jolivet, Katie Derham presents the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performing the Frenchman's Third Symphony in the presence of his daughter, Christine Jolivet-Erlih. She talks to us about also being at the 1964 premiere of her father's work in Mexico.

With music by one of Jolivet's contemporaries, and fellow members of the 1930s Parisian group 'La Jeune France', the BBC NOW's incoming Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard conducts Messiaen's Les Offrandes Oubliees, and is joined by soloist Steven Isserlis for Saint-Saens' first Cello Concerto. Plus incumbent Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer leads the orchestra in the Second Symphony by Henri Dutilleux, at a concert given in Cardiff in the presence of the composer himself - aged 95, he is still writing music today.

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  • Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier - Espana

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Pascal Rophe

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Cello Concerto no. 1

    Performer: Steven Isserlis (cello) Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Thomas Sondergard

  • Henri Dutilleux

    Symphony no. 2 (Le Double)

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Thierry Fischer

  • Jolivet

    Symphony no. 3

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Pascal Rophe

  • Olivier Messiaen

    Les Offrandes Oubliees

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Thomas Sondergard

  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no. 2

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Thomas Sondergard

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