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Episode 5

With Penny Gore. Britten: A Boy Was Born. Panufnik: Joy at the Sound. Wagner: Faust Overture; Wesendonck-Lieder. Webern: Passacaglia. Strauss: Tod und Verklarung.

This week Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today's final programme features a concert given by the BBC Symphony Symphony Orchestra under conductor Edward Gardner two weeks ago at the Barbican in London, featuring music by two Richards: Wagner (born 200 years ago in 2013) and Strauss (born 150 years ago in 2014). Plus top performances from the BBC Singers, including music by Benjamin Britten (born 100 years ago in 2013) from the BBC Proms.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Britten: A Boy was Born
BBC Singers,
Choristers of Temple Church,
David Hill (conductor).

2.35pm
Roxanna Panufnik: Joy at the Sound
BBC Singers,
Stephen Disley (organ),
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

2.40pm
Wagner: Faust Overture
Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Christine Brewer (soprano)
Webern: Passacaglia Op. 1
Wagner: Prelude from Tristan and Isolde
Berg: Seven Early Songs
Christine Brewer (soprano)
4pm
Strauss: Tod und Verklarung
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Edward Gardner (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Fri 3 Jan 2014 14:00

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Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    A Boy was Born

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Joy at the Sound

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Performer: Stephen Disley.
    • Choirbook for the Queen.
    • Priory.
    • 9.
  • Richard Wagner

    Eine Faust - Ouverture

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Richard Wagner

    Wesendonck-Lieder

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Anton Webern

    Passacaglia Op.1

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Richard Wagner

    Prelude from Tristan and Isolde

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Alban Berg

    Seven Early Songs

    Singer: Christine Brewer. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Richard Strauss

    Tod und Verklarung Op.24

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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