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Presented by Penny Gore. Walton: Violin Concerto in B minor (soloist: Tasmin Little). Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius (Sarah Connolly: mezzo, Stuart Skelton: tenor, David Soar: bass).

This week features the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and BBC Singers in a celebration of English music. Today's programme features the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a new recording of Walton's Violin Concerto with soloist Tasmin Little. And as part of Sir Andrew Davis's 70th birthday celebration concerts, the SO is joined by Sarah Connolly, Stuart Skelton, David Soar and the BBC Symphony Chorus for Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius recorded at the Barbican earlier this month.

Presented by Penny Gore

Walton Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in B minor
Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38
Sarah Connolly (Mezzo-soprano)
Stuart Skelton (Tenor)
David Soar (Bass)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 21 Apr 2014 14:00

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Music Played

  • William Walton

    Concerto in B minor for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Edward Gardner. Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • BBC Singers

    In the Silent West for for chorus

    Conductor: Granville Bantock (1868 - 1946). Conductor: James Morgan.
  • Edward C. Bairstow

    Let all mortal flesh keep silence for chorus

    Conductor: James Morgan. Performer: BBC Singers.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Dream of Gerontius Op.38

    Conductor: Andrew Davis. Performer: David Soar. Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Stuart Skelton. Performer: BBC S O.. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Masks for flute and glass chimes

    Performer: Martha Lloyd.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra