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BBC Philharmonic - Gray, Chausson, Berlioz, Dukas, Walton (part 2)

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Yutaka Sado conducts the BBC Philharmonic in a performance of Walton's Symphony No 1.

Live from The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Yutaka Sado, perform works including Barry Gray's 'Thunderbirds' suite, Chausson's 'Poème' with Sayaka Shoji and Walton's Symphony No 1.

Gray, arr. Black: 'Thunderbirds' Suite
Chausson: Poème
Berlioz: Rêverie et Caprice
Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

8:25 Interval: Discovering Music

Walton: Symphony No 1

BBC Philharmonic
Yutaka Sado (conductor)
Sayaka Shoji (violin)

The BBC Philharmonic's programme tonight reflects their 'Mancunian Way' of doing things! They begin with Manchester-trained Barry Gray's iconic music for 'Thunderbirds', and end with Walton's angry young man's symphony. Written in those uneasy inter-war years, his First Symphony is a controlled explosion of passion and shattering energy. There's a French treat between these two works as Japanese virtuoso Sayaka Shoji plays two contrasting showpieces for the violin. And wizardry completes this evening's menu, with Dukas's 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice', famous from Disney's 'Fantasia' and conjured up tonight in full orchestral Technicolor.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • John Tavener

    Prayer of the Heart

    Singer: Björk. Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.


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