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Katie Derham introduces music by Mozart, Respighi, Tippett, Lawes and Saint-Saëns with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, including material from a forthcoming commercial release - and also, Dylan Thomas Day, with a poem by the Welsh bard every hour on the hour, introduced by Ian Macmillan.
The programme starts with the poem Fern Hill, read by Richard Burton. It's followed by Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E flat major and Respighi's suite The Birds. Then, another poem by Thomas, There Was a Saviour, read by Ian McMillan. It's followed by Tippett's Double Concerto and an arrangement of a Fantasy by William Lawes, orchestrated by Andrew Manze, who conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in repertoire from a recent concert recorded in Inverness. Then, material from a BBC SSO forthcoming commercial recording of cello music by Saint-Saëns, also conducted by Manze, this time with soloist Natalie Clein. First, his Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, and La Muse et le poète, in the version for violin, cello and orchestra, recorded in Glasgow. Violinist Antje Weithaas accompanies Clein. In between these two French pieces, another contribution by Dylan Thomas, his poem Love in the Asylum, read by the poet himself.

Dylan poem: Fern Hill (introduced by Ian McMillan and read by Richard Burton)

Mozart: Symphony no. 39 in E flat major K.543

Respighi: The Birds - suite

Dylan poem: There was a Saviour (introduced and read by Ian McMillan)

Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra

Lawes: Fantasy in G minor-major (orch Manze)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Manze (conductor)
Recorded in Inverness - Eden Court Theatre

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor Op.33
Dylan poem: Love in the Asylum (introduced by Ian McMillan and read by Dylan Thomas)

Saint-Saëns: La Muse et le poète Op.132, vers. for violin, cello and orchestra

Natalie Clein, cello
Antje Weithaas, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Manze (conductor)
Recorded in Glasgow - City Halls.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 5 May 2014 14:00