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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Smetana, Dvorak, Rimsky-Korsakov

From the Wycombe Swan, Royal Philharmonic under Eduardo Portal. Smetana: Overture (The Bartered Bride). Dvorak: Cello Concerto (with Natalie Clein). Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade.

Live from the Wycombe Swan.
Presented by Katie Derham

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the young Spanish conductor Eduardo Portal perform Czech and Russian orchestral masterpieces.

Smetana's vigorous overture to his opera The Bartered Bride opens the programme, followed by Dvorak's Cello concerto which calls for both lyrical and virtuosic playing from the soloist, Natalie Clein.
Rimsky-Korsakov's colourful epic tone poem, Scheherazade, inspired by The One Thousand and One Nights, conjurs up a magical world of Arabian mysticism with a haunting solo violin representing Scheherazade and menacing brass fanfares playing the part of the Sultan.

Smetana: The Bartered Bride Overture
Dvorak: Cello Concerto

Natalie Clein (cello)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eduardo Portal (conductor)

8.25pm:
Interval - interval music:

Kodaly: Sonatina
Natalie Clein (cello)
Julius Drake (piano)

Delage: Quatre poemes hindous (four hindu poems) nos 1&2
Anne Sofie von Otter
Chamber Ensemble

8:45pm: Part 2

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eduardo Portal (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Bartered Bride Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Portal.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Cello Concerto

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Portal.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Sonatina

    Performer: Julius Drake. Performer: Natalie Clein.
    • Hyperion.
  • arr. STEVENSON BRITTEN

    Fantasy on Peter Grimes

    Performer: Inon Barnatan (piano).
  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse

    Performer: Inon Barnatan (piano).

Broadcast

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