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Verity Sharp presents music performed by the BBC NOW. Finzi: Clarinet Concerto. Elgar: Sea Pictures. Stanford: Irish Rhapsody. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture. Holst: The Planets.

Verity Sharp begins a week featuring performances by BBC National Orchestra of Wales, today focusing on British music including Finzi's Clarinet Concerto and Holst's The Planets.

As Cardiff Singer of the World gets under way, Afternoon on 3 celebrates one of the competition's house orchestras, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, in music from all corners of Britain and Ireland. Finzi's Clarinet Concerto, performed here by BBC NOW Principal Clarinet Robert Plane, is the English composer's most widely performed and recorded work. Elgar's Sea Pictures and Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture evoke the waters around the British Isles, while Stanford's Rhapsody is inspired by Ireland. The programme ends with Holst's The Planets, now such a concert-hall fixture that it's easy to forget that its musical language once seemed startlingly modern.

2pm
Finzi: Clarinet Concerto
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Robert Plane (clarinet)
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

2.40pm
Elgar: Sea Pictures
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Francesco Angelico (conductor)

3.05pm
Stanford: Irish Rhapsody
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Francesco Angelico (conductor)

3.20pm
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Alexandre Bloch (conductor)

3.35pm
Holst: The Planets
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 15 Jun 2015 14:00

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Music Played

  • Gerald Finzi

    Clarinet Concerto

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • William Mathias

    Dance Overture

    Conductor: Francesco Angelico. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea Pictures

    Singer: Jennifer Johnston. Conductor: Francesco Angelico. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Irish Rhapsody

    Conductor: Francesco Angelico. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hebrides Overture

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ernest Bloch.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets

    Performer: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Performer BBC National Chorus of Wales

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