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Episode 2

With Louise Fryer. Arriaga: Overture (Los esclavos felices). Rodrigo: Concierto en modo galante. Ravel: Alborada del gracioso. Shostakovich: King Lear. Plus Tchaikovsky.

Louise Fryer introduces performances by the BBC Philharmonic with a Spanish thread inspired by the orchestra's new Basque-born Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena. There's music by Spanish composers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and also by Maurice Ravel whose mother was Basque and who was inspired by Spain throughout his life.

Plus Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky's musical interpretations of Shakespearean protagonists, King Lear and Hamlet.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Arriaga

    'overture' from Los Esclavos felices

    Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • JoaquĆ­n Rodrigo

    Concierto en modo galante

    Performer;: Asier Polo (cello) Conductor: Juanjo Mena Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborada del gracioso - no.4 of "Miroirs"

    Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Maurice Ravel

    Concerto for piano (left hand)

    Performer: Nelson Goerner (piano) Conductor: Arvo Volmer Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    King Lear [Korol' Lir] - film score (Op.137)

    Conductor: Gianadrea Noseda Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Hamlet - fantasy overture (Op.67)

    Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 15 (Op.141)

    Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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