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Verity Sharp with music from the BBC NOW. Ravel: Bolero. Lalo: Symphonie espagnol. Saint-Saens: Symphony No 3. Widor: Toccata. Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine. Durufle: Requiem.

Verity Sharp concludes her week of afternoons in the company of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales performing French music from composers associated with organ lofts across Paris by Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Widor and Duruflé. Chloe Hanslip is the violinist in Lalo's Symphonie which delights in the rhythms of Spanish dances, and Chinese conductor Xian Zhang makes her recent debut with BBC NOW in Ravel's most famous ballet, a splendid crescendo of orchestral colour.

Ravel: Bolero
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor)

2.15
Lalo: Symphonie espagnol
Chloe Hanslip (violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor)

2.50
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3, 'Organ'
Thomas Trotter (organ)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor)

3.30
Widor: Toccata from Organ Symphony No.5, orch. & arr. Sidney Torch
Thomas Trotter (organ)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Eugene Monteith (conductor)

3.40
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
BBC National Chorus of Wales
National Youth Choir of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor)

3.45
Duruflé: Requiem
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Gerald Finley (baritone)
BBC National Chorus of Wales
National Youth Choir of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Fri 19 Jun 2015 14:00

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Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Bolero

    Conductor: Xian Zhang. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Édouard Lalo

    Symphonie Espagnole

    Performer: Chloë Hanslip. Conductor: Xian Zhang. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Camille (1835 - 1921) Saint-Saens

    Symphony no.3 ‘Organ’

    Performer: Thomas Trotter. Conductor: Xian Zhang. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Toccata from Symphony no.5

    Performer: Thomas Trotter. Conductor: Xian Zhang. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Cantique de Jean Racine

    Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Choir: National Youth Choir of Wales. Conductor: Thierry Fischer.
  • Maurice Duruflé

    Requiem

    Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Singer: Gerald Finley. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Choir: National Youth Choir of Wales. Conductor: Thierry Fischer. Singer: Ruby Hughes.

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

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