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Music from the BBC Philharmonic. Rossini: Overture (The Silken Ladder). Patrick Hadley: Mariana. Beethoven: Egmont. Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1. Schoenberg: Pelleas and Melisande.

Penny Gore presents a week of programmes featuring the BBC Philharmonic including a live concert on Wednesday from MediaCity, Salford. Today, recorded on recent tours, we've Rossini's Silken Ladder from Zagreb and Bruch's sunny Violin Concerto from Pamplona with soloist Boris Belkin, plus a rare chance to hear a work by the little-known English composer Patrick Hadley. A contemporary of Moeran, Bax and Howells, Hadley was injured in the Great War and much of his music has a mournful edge. This chamber piece with mezzo-soprano sets a text by Tennyson, and exemplifies his exceptional understanding of how to set words to music. Plus Schoenberg's symphonic poem Pelleas and Melisande and Beethoven's complete incidental music to Goethe's Egmont in an English translation by the chief producer of the BBC Philharmonic, Mike George.

Rossini: Overture (The Silken Ladder)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor

Patrick Hadley: Mariana
Catherine Wyn Rogers, mezzo-soprano
BBC Philharmonic
Paul Daniel, conductor

Beethoven: Egmont (complete, in English)
Eleanor Dennis, soprano
Malcolm Raeburn, narrator
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor

Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1
Boris Belkin, violin
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor

Schoenberg: Pelleas and Melisande
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 22 Jun 2015 14:00

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Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Silken Ladder: Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Patrick Hadley


    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Performer: Paul Daniel. Performer: Catherine Wyn‚ÄźRogers.
  • Max Bruch

    Concerto no. 1 in G minor (Op.26) for violin and orchestra

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Performer: Boris Belkin. Performer: Carlos Mena.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata no. 1 in G minor BWV.1001 for violin solo: Adagio

    Performer: Boris Belkin.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Pelleas und Melisande - symphonic poem Op.5

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Performer: Juanjo Mena.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Air de danse (Les martyrs)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Antonio de Almeida.
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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic