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Episode 3

Live from the Ulster Hall, Belfast. Strauss: Burleske (Barry Douglas - piano). Strauss: Le bourgeois gentilhomme. Plus Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Strauss: Macbeth.

John Toal introduces the Ulster Orchestra conducted by Michael Seal, live from Belfast's Ulster Hall. Barry Douglas is the soloist in Richard Strauss's playful Burleske, a piano concerto in all but name, and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme is a reinvention of French Baroque keyboard pieces made into a ballet by Strauss. Plus, Verity Sharpe presents Strauss's tone poem Macbeth recorded last month in Amsterdam by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Richard Strauss: Burleske
Barry Douglas (piano)

Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Ulster Orchestra
Michael Seal (conductor)

Richard Strauss: Macbeth
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Burleske in D minor AV.85 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra.
  • Richard Strauss

    Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite Op.60

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Richard Strauss

    Macbeth Op.23

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.