Presented by Katie Derham. The BBC Singers in Britten's Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria and Victoria's Requiem. Plus the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Rouse's Karolju.
This week's celebration of the human voice continues with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the first UK broadcast of a special Christmas piece by American composer Christopher Rouse. The BBC Singers perform one of the greatest of all Renaissance choral works, by the Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria, and it's introduced by a work he inspired from anniversary composer Benjamin Britten. Plus the BBC Concert Orchestra in the introduction to an opera by Franz Schmidt.
Presented by Katie Derham
Britten: Prelude and fugue on a theme of Vittoria
Iain Farrington (organ)
David Hill (conductor).
Christopher Rouse: Karolju
David Zinman (conductor).
Franz Schmidt: Notre Dame - Introduction
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Johannes Wildner (conductor).