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Episode 2

With Penny Gore. The BBC SO in Fricker: Dance Scene. Walton: Symphony No 1. Weir: Natural History. Elgar: Symphony No 1. Plus the Ulster Orchestra in Britten: Simple Symphony.

This week the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Singers and Ulster Orchestra celebrate English music. Today's programme features the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the 1st symphonies of two of the titans of English music, Walton and Elgar. Plus contemporary English music by Peter Racine Fricker, and Judith Weir.

Presented by Penny Gore

2pm
Fricker
Dance Scene Op.22
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Parry (conductor)

Walton
Symphony no.1 in B flat minor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

c.2.55pm
Britten
Simple Symphony, Op.4
Ulster Orchestra
Michael Francis (conductor)

Weir
Natural History for soprano and orchestra
Ailish Tynan (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

c.3.30pm
Elgar
Symphony no.1 in A flat major, Op.55
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Peter Racine Fricker

    Dance Scene Op.22

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Parry.
  • William Walton

    Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony no. 1 in A flat major Op.55

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Davis.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Simple Symphony

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Francis.
  • Judith Weir

    Natural History for soprano and orchestra

    Singer: Ailish Tynan. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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