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Penny Gore presents the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Davis performing Walton, Britten and Elgar on tour in Korea. Plus the BBC Singers in music by Milhaud.

Presented by Penny Gore.

The BBC Singers open the programme with Darius Milhaud's Cantique du Rhone, a choral piece in celebration of the French river, taken from a recent concert given in London (they'll be back with more Milhaud tomorrow). Then we're off to South Korea with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and their Conductor Laureate Andrew Davis: a concert of British music they gave in Seoul's Arts Centre last month, including William Walton's Viola Concerto, with the Korean American viola player Richard Yongjae O'Neill as soloist.

Milhaud - Cantique du Rhone for chorus, Op 155
BBC Singers,
David Hill (conductor).

2.05pm
Walton: Viola Concerto
2.30pm
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes', Op 33a
2.45pm
Elgar: Variations on an original theme (Enigma)
Richard Yongjae O'Neill (viola),
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Davis (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    Cantique du Rhone Op.155 for chorus

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • William Walton

    Concerto for viola and orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Benjamin Britten

    4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] Op.33a

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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