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Britten's Four Sea Interludes

Katie Derham features Britten's Four Sea Interludes as part of the BBC's Ten Pieces project. Plus Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique. Strauss: 6 Lieder, Op 68. Schubert: Symphony No 9.

With Katie Derham

With "Ten Pieces" the BBC is aiming to inspire a generation of children in primary schools to get creative with Classical Music, and every weekday this week and next, Afternoon on 3 offers a chance to hear the whole works at the beginning of each programme at 2pm.

Today it is the 4 Sea Interludes by Benjamin Britten - each one an evocative portrait in sound of the Suffolk coast and its communities from Britten's opera Peter Grimes

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The rest of the the programme features the BBC Philharmonic, with recent recordings of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, and Strauss lieder with soloist Inger Dam Jensen.

Ten Pieces:
4 Sea Interludes
BBC Philharmonic
Yutaka Sado (conductor)

Symphonie Fantastique
BBC Philharmonic
Yutaka Sado (conductor)

Richard Strauss
6 Lieder Op.68 [Brentano]
Inger Dam Jensen (soprano)
BBC Philharmonic
Gunther Herbig (conductor)

Schubert Symphony no.9 in C, D.944 'The Great'
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yutaka Sado.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony no. 9 in C major, 'The Great', D. 944

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Richard Strauss

    Six Brentano Lieder, Op. 68

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: G√ľnther Herbig. Singer: Inger Dam-Jensen.
  • Frank Bridge

    Spring Song

    Performer: Steven Doane. Performer: Barry Snyder.
    • Bridge Records.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Four Sea Interludes (from Peter Grimes)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yutaka Sado.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic