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Katie Derham with music from the BBC NOW. Rozsa: 3 Hungarian Sketches. Bartok: Piano Concerto No 3. Arriaga: Los esclavos felices. Mozart: Symphony No 40. Sibelius: Symphony No 4.

Katie Derham continues a week of programmes showcasing performances by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

In a recent concert from the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, we hear Mozart's final symphony, the 'Jupiter' - a work whose complexity and ambiguity of mood continued to perplex critics long after the composer's death. This is paired with an overture by a composer sometimes known as 'the Spanish Mozart': Juan Crisostomo Arriaga. The programme begins in Hungary with two 20th-century composers who settled in the USA. Bartok's final work, his Third Piano Concerto, is performed by Welsh soloist Llyr Williams. Miklos Rózsa led what he called a 'double life', composing both for Hollywood films (including Ben-Hur, El Cid and Hitchcock's Spellbound) and the concert platform.

In the Fourth Symphony by Sibelius, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard explores one of the composer's darkest works for orchestra. Composed during a period of personal and professional despair, it's a work that - as Sibelius said - has 'nothing of the circus about it'.

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Music Played

  • Rozsa

    Three Hungarian Sketches

    Conductor: Roberto Minczuk Artist: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Béla Bartók

    Piano concerto no. 3

    Performer: Llŷr Williams (piano) Conductor: Roberto Minczuk Artist: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Arriaga

    Los Esclavos felices

    Conductor: Roberto Minczuk Artist: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no. 41 in C major (Jupiter)

    Conductor: Roberto Minczuk Artist: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Darius Milhaud

    Suite Francaise (Op. 248)

    Conductor: Thierry Fischer Artist: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no. 4

    Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard Artist: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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