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Episode 3

Katie Derham presents music by Verdi and Rossini. Verdi: La forza del destino. Les vepres siciliennes (excerpt); String Quartet in E minor. Rossini: Peches de vieillesse (excerpt).

Verdi 200: Katie Derham celebrates the bicentenary of Verdi's birth with a riproaring curtain-raiser and a performance of his string quartet (string orchestra arrangement) from La Scala conducted by Daniel Barenboim

Verdi: La forza del destino (Overture)
BBC Philharmonic
Ginandrea Noseda (conductor)

2.10pm
Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes (Ballet of the Four Seasons)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
David Parry (conductor)

2.40pm
Rossini: Giovanna d'Arco [Péchés de vieillesse, bk.11]
Clara Mouriz (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Gourlay (conductor)

3pm
Verdi: String Quartet in E minor, arr. for string orchestra
La Scala Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Forza del Destino Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Vepres Siciliennes - Ballet of the Four Seasons

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Giovanna d'Arco - cantata for soprano and piano [Peches de vieillesse, bk.11]

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    String Quartet in E minor, arr. for string orchestra

    Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Adagio per tromba ed orchestra

    Performer: Gianluigi Petrarulo. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 473 767-2.
    • 4.

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