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BBC CO performs in Beijing. Vaughan Williams: Overture (The Wasps). Elgar: Cello Concerto. Walton: Crown Imperial. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending. Plus Braunfels, Chadwick.

Julian Lloyd Webber joins Barry Wordsworth and the BBC Concert Orchestra for a concert of English music recorded in June at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, China. There's also music for film across the week, on the theme of adventure, as the BBC continues the Sound of Cinema season; and American music performed by the BBC performing groups. Presented by Katie Derham.

Vaughan Williams: Overture The Wasps
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Walton: Crown Imperial
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)
Cynthia Fleming (violin)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth

Braunfels: Scottish Fantasy
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Johannes Wildner

Chadwick: A Pastoral Prelude
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Benjamin Britten


    Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber.
  • William Walton

    Crown Imperial

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Performer: Cynthia Fleming.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Walter Braunfels

    Scottish Fantasy

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • George Whitefield Chadwick

    A Pastoral Prelude

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Francis Chagrin

    Suite from 'Last Holiday'

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Performer: Yuri Torchinsky.