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BBC SO live

The BBC SO in a live concert from Maida Vale with music by Martinu and Lindberg. Plus the BBC Scottish SO and BBC Singers in Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Pizzetti and Frank Martin.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra begin this afternoon with a live concert from the BBC Maida Vale studios, introduced by Andrew McGregor. Clarinettist, composer and former BBC Young Musician of the Year Mark Simpson joins the orchestra for Magnus Lindberg's stunning Clarinet Concerto. And Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Apollon Musag├Ęte Quartet are the orchestra's partners in a Martinu concerto continuing this week's theme of twentieth century music inspired by older music.

The BBC Singers continue that theme with beautiful choral music from the 1920s and 1930s inspired by Renaissance polyphony, and this week's featured orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, play a Stravinsky Concerto with Baroque roots, plus Rachmaninov.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Martinu: Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
Apollon Musag├Ęte Quartet
Magnus Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto
Mark Simpson (clarinet),
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Baldur Bronniman.

Ildebrando Pizzetti: 3 composizioni corali
BBC Singers,
Conductor Paul Brough.

Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Donald Runnicles.

Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir
BBC Singers,
Conductor Paul Brough.

Stravinsky: Concerto in D major (Basle Concerto)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Ilan Volkov.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ildebrando Pizzetti

    3 Composizioni Corali

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Isle of the Dead op. 29

  • Frank Martin

    Mass for Double Choir

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Concerto in D for String Orchestra (Basle Concerto)