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Verity Sharp with music from the BBC NOW. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 1. Mozart: Symphony No 41. Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Schicksalslied. Strauss: Tod und Verklarung.

As Cardiff Singer of the World continues, Verity Sharp introduces performances by BBC National Orchestra of Wales, including symphonies by Haydn and Mozart conducted by Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard.

The early works of Haydn, known as the 'Father of the Symphony', are heard far less often than his mature masterpieces; the 28th Symphony already includes many of the composer's hallmarks, such as a Gypsy-inspired Menuet and a sombrely beautiful slow movement. Mozart's last symphony, 'Jupiter', is often thought of as the pinnacle of the composer's genius. In between, young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor returns to join BBC NOW in Beethoven's early Piano Concerto No 1. The music of Brahms and Richard Strauss shows the more Romantic side to the orchestra.

2pm
Haydn: Symphony No. 28 in A major
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Sondergard, conductor

2.20pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Thomas Sondergard, conductor

2.55pm
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 ('Jupiter')
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Sondergard, conductor

3.35pm
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tadaaki Otaka, conductor

3.45pm
Brahms: Schicksalslied
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Grant Llewellyn, conductor

4pm
R Strauss: Tod und Verklarung
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Sondergard, conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto no.1

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Sondergard.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no.41 ‘Jupiter’

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Sondergard.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Shicksalslied (song of destiny)

    Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Conductor: Grant Llewellyn. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Richard Strauss

    Tod und Verklarung (death and transfiguration)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Sondergard.

Credits

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

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