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Handel's Zadok the Priest

Katie Derham presents Handel's Zadok the Priest as part of Ten Pieces. Plus Bax: Overture, Elegy and Rondo. Mahler: Todtenfeier. Beethoven: Violin Concerto. Brahms: Symphony No 3.

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 an next, Afternoon on 3 offers a chance to hear the whole works at the beginning of each programme at 2pm.

Today the BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales perform Handel's Zadok the Priest.

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The rest of the programme features the BBC Philharmonic in recent recordings, including Mahler's Todtenfeier with soprano Hillevi Martinpelto, and Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Elena Urioste.

Ten Pieces
Zadok the Priest, HWV.258
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

Overture, Elegy and Rondo
BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Davis (conductor)

Todtenfeier (orig vers)
BBC Philharmonic
Hillevi Martinpelto (sop)
John Storgards (conductor)

Violin Concerto in D, Op 61
Elena Urioste (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Richard Farnes (conductor)

Symphony No.3 in F
BBC Philharmonic
Richard Farnes (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Arnold Bax

    Overture, Elegy and Rondo

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Andrew Davis.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op. 90

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Farnes.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest (HWV.258)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Todtenfeier (Original version)

    Singer: Hillevi Martinpelto. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John StorgÄrds.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Farnes.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic