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Music from emigre composers. With the BBC SO live: Ives: The Fourth of July; Decoration Day. Hindemith: Clarinet Concerto. Weill: Four Songs of Walt Whitman. Plus Bloch and Dvorak.

Penny Gore presents the BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale Studio 1 in London in the second live concert of this week celebrating the music composed by Europeans in exile in the United States of America. Pieces by émigré composers Paul Hindemith and Kurt Weill are framed by two movements from the Holidays Symphony by American modernist Charles Ives.

Following the concert, Louise Fryer rounds off the week with two of the most famous works written by Europeans in the USA: Bloch's 'Hebrew Rhapsody' Schelomo, expressing emotion he felt stemming from his Jewish heritage, and Dvorak's nostalgic Ninth Symphony: From the New World.

LIVE from Maida Vale Studio 1, London
Ives: The Fourth of July (from Holidays Symphony)
Hindemith: Clarinet Concerto
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Weill: 4 Songs of Walt Whitman
Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Ives: Decoration Day (from Holidays Symphony)
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Sakari Oramo (conductor).

Bloch: Schelomo
Nicolas Altstaedt (cello),
BBC Philharmonic,
Paul Daniel (conductor).

Dvorak: Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 (From the New World)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Nicholas Collon (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 29 Nov 2013 14:00

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony no. 9 in E minor Op.95 (From the New World)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Circus Polka

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Ernest Bloch

    Schelomo - Hebrew rhapsody

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.