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Presented by Penny Gore. Svendsen: Norwegian Artists' Carnival. Prokofiev: Scythian Suite. Medtner: Piano Concerto No 3. Bernstein: Serenade. Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1.

Penny Gore continues her exploration this week of recent concert performances by some of Norway's leading orchestras. Today she hears from the Bergen Philharmonic, one of the world's oldest musical institutions which this year celebrates its 250th anniversary. The orchestra has been directed since 2003 by the American, Andrew Litton, who relinquishes the post in October to the Englishman, Edward Gardner.

Johan Svendsen
Norwegian Artists' Carnival, op. 14 (1874)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

Prokofiev
Scythian Suite, op 20
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

c. 2.30pm
Medtner
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor, op. 60 ('Ballade')
Yevgeny Sudbin (piano),
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

c. 3.05pm
Bernstein
Serenade (1954), after Plato's 'Symposium', for violin, strings, harp and percussion
Vadim Gluzman (violin),
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

c. 3.40pm
Rachmaninov
Symphony no 1 in D minor, op 12
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johan Svendsen

    Norwegian Artists' Carnival Op.14

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.

    Recorded 14th November 2013 at the Grieg Concert Hall, Bergen

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Scythian Suite from 'Ala i Lolly' Op.20

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.

    Recorded 11th April 2014 at the Grieg Concert Hall, Bergen

  • Nikolai Karlovich Medtner

    Piano Concerto no.3 in E minor Op.60

    Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.

    Recorded 14th November 2013 at the Grieg Concert Hall, Bergen

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Serenade (after Plato's 'The Symposium') for violin, string orchestra, harp & percussion

    Performer: Vadim Gluzman. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.

    Recorded 11th April 2014 at the Grieg Concert Hall, Bergen

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony no.1 in D minor Op.13

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.

    Recorded 11th April 2014 at the Grieg Concert Hall, Bergen

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