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26/09/2013

The BBC CO performs in China. Music by Chadwick, Converse, Sibelius, Faure, Gounod, Delibes, Arnold, Verdi, Dvorak, Saint-Saens and Liszt. Plus works by Carwithen and Braunfels.

Katie Derham presents highlights from the BBC Concert Orchestra's China tour, recorded last month at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing. Following this week's themes there's also American music and film music celebrating the BBC's Sound of Cinema season.

Chadwick: Adonais - Elegiac Overture
Converse: Festival of Pan, Op 9
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart

Sibelius: Finlandia
Faure: Elegie
Gounod: Romeo et Juliette - 'Je veux vivre' (Juliette)
Delibes: Les Filles de Cadix
Arnold: English Dances Set 1
Verdi: Rigoletto - 'Caro nome' (Gilda)
Dvorak: Rusalka - 'Song to the Moon' (Rusalka)
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Music of the Night (The Phantom of the Opera)
Saint-Saens: The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Valentina Nafornita (soprano)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth

Doreen Carwithen, arr Philip Lane: Travel Royal Suite
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland

Braunfels: Piano Concerto
Victor Sangiorgio (piano)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Johannes Wildner.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Whitefield Chadwick

    Adonais: Elegiac Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Frederick Converse

    Festival of Pan, op. 9

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia Op.26 for orchestra

    Conductor: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Elegie Op.24, arr. for cello and orchestra [orig. for cello and piano]

    Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Romeo et Juliette - opera in 5 acts

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Performer: Valentina Nafornita. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Léo Delibes

    Les Filles de Cadix vers. for voice and orchestra

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Performer: Valentina Nafornita. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    4 English dances - set 1 Op.27 for orchestra

    Composer: Malcolm Arnold. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Rigoletto - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Performer: Valentina Nafornita. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rusalka - lyric fairy tale in 3 acts B.203, Op.114

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Performer: Valentina Nafornita. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

    The Phantom of the opera - musical

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le Carnaval des animaux

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian rhapsody no. 2, orch. Schreker [from S.244 for piano]

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Travel Royal Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
  • Walter Braunfels

    Concerto Op.21 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Johannes Wildner. Performer: Victor Sangiorgio. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • George Gershwin

    The George Gershwin song-book for piano, 'S wonderful [from 'Funny face']

    Performer: Eugenie Russo.
    • American Piano Music, George Gershwin, Eugenie Russo, piano.
    • campion records.
    • 9.

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