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Music performed by the BBC Philharmonic. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture. Sibelius: Incidental Music to Belshazzar. Payne: The period of cosmographie. Moeran: Violin Concerto.

The BBC Philharmonic is joined by Tasmin Little for EJ Moeran's rhapsodic Violin Concerto and HK Gruber conducts a tone poem by Anthony Payne, inspired by a visit to Reykjavik's Science Museum: the sound of grinding tectonic plates are picked up by a seismograph and, as the music spills over like lava, an ash cloud drifts over the world before sinking into silence.
With Louise Fryer

c. 2.10pm
Berlioz: Overture, Roman Carnival
BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Sibelius Incidental Music to Belshazzar
BBC Philharmonic, John Storgards (conductor)

c. 2.30pm
Anthony Payne: The period of cosmographie
BBC Philharmonic, HK Gruber (conductor)

c. 2.50pm
Moeran: Violin Concerto
Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic, Andrew Davis (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Anthony Payne

    The period of cosmographie

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Belshazzar

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • E.J. Moeran

    Violin Concerto

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Overture, Roman Carnival

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • The Consort of Musicke

    Weelkes Thule, the period of cosmography

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