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Ulster Orchestra - Live from Belfast

Live from Belfast, the Ulster Orchestra plays Dvorak, Nielsen and Schumann's Cello Concerto with cellist Leonard Elschenbroich. Plus the BBC SSO in music by Brahms and Schumann.

Our third live 2pm concert this week comes live from the Ulster Hall in Belfast. Wilson Hermanto conducts the Ulster Orchestra in music by Dvorak, Carl Nielsen and Schumann - his cello concerto, with Radio 3 New Generation Artist Leonard Elschenbroich. And in the interval, you can hear the orchestra playing a piece by the concert's 'absent friend' or missing link, Johannes Brahms - friend of Dvorak, protege of Schumann and powerful influence on the young Carl Nielsen.

There's more Brahms after the concert, too, together with the final instalment of this week's Schumann Symphony series, as Louise Fryer presents performances by our featured orchestra, the BBC Scottish SO, with their Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles.

Presented by John Toal
Dvorak: Symphonic Variations, Op. 78
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Nielsen: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 7
Ulster Orchestra
Wilson Hermanto (conductor)

Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)
Men of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (conductor)

Schumann: Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (original version, 1841)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a Theme by Haydn

  • Johannes Brahms

    Alto Rhapsody Op. 53

  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (original version, 1841)