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Presented by Penny Gore. The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs music by Dvorak, Elgar and Beethoven. Plus the BBC Singers in works by Mathias, Panufnik and David Sawer.

Today's Afternoon on 3 features the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing Dvorak in China and Beethoven in Germany, plus a brand new recording of Elgar's Cello Concerto with soloist Jean-Guihen Queyras. The BBC Singers feature more choral music by William Mathias, and contemporary anthems written to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by David Sawer and Roxanna Panufnik.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

William Mathias: Carmen paschale, Op. 71 no. 2
BBC Singers,
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello),
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

Choirbook for the Queen:
*Roxanna Panufnik: Joy at the sound
David Sawer: Wonder
BBC Singers,
*with Stephen Disley (organ),
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

Beethoven: Symphony no. 8 in F major
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Scherzo capriccioso

  • William Mathias

    Carmen paschale, Op.71'2

  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E minor

  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Joy at the Sound

  • David Sawer


  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no.8 in F major

  • Gerald Finzi

    White Flowering Days