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BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Beijing

Penny Gore presents a concert given just last Sunday in Beijing by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on tour: Mozart, Johann Strauss, Qigang Chen and some famous Pictures.

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales are just finishing a Chinese tour with their outgoing Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer, and Penny Gore rounds off this week of Afternoon on 3 with the concert they gave last Sunday in the capital Beijing. The orchestra's principal clarinettist Robert Plane is the soloist in Mozart's well-loved Concerto, alongside more music from Europe - by Johann Strauss; China itself - by Qigang Chen; and the huge country in between - Mussorgsky's world-famous Pictures at an Exhibition, in the equally world-famous orchestration by Ravel.

Plus a final flourish from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and their own outgoing Chief Conductor, the Czech Jiří Bělohlávek, in their series of music by Dvorak's son-in-law Josef Suk: his beautiful symphonic poem telling A Summer's Tale.

Johann Strauss: Overture to Die Fledermaus
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Robert Plane (clarinet),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

c. 2.35pm
Qigang Chen: Wu Xing (The Five Elements)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

c. 2.50pm
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

c. 3.25pm
Suk: A Summer's Tale
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Fri 13 Jul 2012 14:00

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  • Johann Strauss II

    Overture to 'Die Fledermaus'. BBC NOW, conductor Thierry Fischer

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622. Robert Plane (clarinet), BBC NOW / Thierry Fischer

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures at an Exhibition. BBC NOW, conductor Thierry Fischer

  • Liu Chi

    My Motherland. BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thierry Fischer

  • Josef Suk

    A Summer's Tale. BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek

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