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Presented by Penny Gore. The BBC Philharmonic in Elgar: Symphony No 1. BBC NOW in Cowell: Symphony No 4. Loeffler: La Mort de Tintagiles. Lou Harrison: Symphony No 2 (Elegiac).

This week Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013.

In today's programme you can hear Elgar's mighty 1st Symphony performed by the BBC Philharmnonic and Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Plus a rare chance to hear music by Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison and Charles Martin Loeffler with American conductor Edwin Outwater conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Hoddinott Hall earlier this month, as part of Afternoon on 3's autumn American focus .

Presented by Penny Gore.

2.10pm
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major
BBC Philharmonic,
Juanjo Mena (conductor).

3.00pm
Cowell: Symphony No 4 (Short Symphony)
Loeffler: La Mort de Tintagiles Op. 6
Göran Fröst (viola d'amore)
Lou Harrison: Symphony No 2 ('Elegiac')
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Edwin Outwater (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 30 Dec 2013 14:00

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Music Played

  • Henry Cowell

    Symphony No 4 "Short Symphony"

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Edwin Outwater.
  • Charles Martin Loeffler

    La Mort de Tintagiles, Op 6

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Edwin Outwater.
  • Lou Harrison

    Symphony No 2 "Elegiac"

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Edwin Outwater.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No 1 in A flat major

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Diana Burrell

    O Joyful Light

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Performer: Stephen Disley.
    • Choirbook for the Queen.
    • Priory.
    • 3.

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