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The Ulster Orchestra Live from Ulster Hall

Verity Sharp introduces a week of programmes featuring recent concerts given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. To open, a concert live from Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra. John Toal is in the Ulster Hall for music from Grieg's Lyric Suite and Stravinsky's 1945 suite from his ballet for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes - The Firebird. There's more music with Diaghilev associations with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, three tone poems by Liadov, later choreographed by Leonide Massine. Britten wrote his Sinfonia da Requiem as a pacifist during the Second World War, whilst Karl Jenkins's short choral work commemorates his uncle, who died in a Lancaster bomber over Berlin in 1944. Welsh virtuoso David Childs is the star of a recent recording with BBC NOW featuring the 'Symphonic Euphonium'. Philip Wilby's concerto allows him to display both lyricism and virtuosity, with some Greek plate smashing along the way.

Presented by Verity Sharp and John Toal

2.00 - LIVE
Grieg: Klokkeklang (Bell Ringing) from Lyric Suite op.54
Ulster Orchestra
Nicholas Collon (conductor)

2.10
Philip Hammond: Piano Concerto (Radio 3 commission - world premiere)
Michael McHale (piano)
Ulster Orchestra
Nicholas Collon (conductor)

2.40
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1945)
Ulster Orchestra
Nicholas Collon (conductor)

3.15 (Presented by Verity Sharp)
Liadov: Baba-Yaga, The Enchanted Lake, Kikimora
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor)

3.40
Britten: Sinfonia da requiem op.20
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)

4.00
Karl Jenkins: For the fallen
Cor Caerdydd (chorus)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Karl Jenkins (conductor)

4.10
Philip Wilby
Euphonium Concerto
David Childs (Euphonium)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Bramwell Tovey (conductor).

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 5 Jan 2015 14:00