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Episode 2

Presented by Penny Gore. Beethoven: Symphony No 2. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto. Schubert: Symphony No 4. Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto. Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite.

Penny Gore continues this week of performances by the BBC Philharmonic with recordings featuring an extraordinary range of young talent. Beethoven's Second Symphony under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado and Stravinsky's 1945 Firebird Suite with Dmitri Jurowski plus Julia Fischer as the soloist in Mendelssohn's virtuosic violin concerto and BBC Radio New Generation Artist Lise Berthaud performing a viola concerto by Mozart's contemporary Franz Anton Hoffmeister. There's also a chance to preview one of the pieces the BBC Philharmonic will be performing at this year's Proms; Schubert's fourth symphony subtitled the 'Tragic'.

Beethoven: Symphony No 2
BBC Philharmonic
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
Julia Fischer, violin
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor

Schubert: Symphony No 4
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor

Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto
Lise Berthaud, viola
BBC Philharmonic
Dominic Wheeler, conductor

Stravinsky: The Firebird, Suite (1945)
BBC Philharmonic
Dmitri Jurowski, conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Paul Hindemith

    Sonata in G minor Op.11`6 for violin solo

    Performer: Julia Fischer.
  • Franz Anton Hoffmeister

    Concerto in D major for viola and orchestra

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Performer: Lise Berthaud. Performer: Dominic Wheeler.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird - suite (1945)

    Performer: Vladimir Jurowski. Performer: BBC Philharmonic.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic