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Episode 2

With Jonathan Swain. Nielsen: Symphony No 1. Langgaard: Music of the Spheres. Tveitt: Piano Concerto No 5 (soloist: Havard Gimse). Part: Symphony No 3.

Jonathan Swain continues Northern Lights on Afternoon on 3, today with the first of this week's symphonies by Nielsen and Arvo Part, performed respectively by the BBC Philharmonic with John Storgards and the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra with Tonu Kaljuste. Plus Havard Gimse playing Tveitt's 5th Piano Concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Rued Langgaard's radical Music of the Spheres.

Presented by Jonathan Swain.

Symphony No.1
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor)

Rued Langgaard
Music of the Spheres
Johan Reuter (baritone)
Hetna Regitze Bruun (mezzo-soprano)
Peter Lodahl (tenor)
Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)
Danish National Concert Choir
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Geirr Tveitt
Piano Concerto No.5
Havard Gimse (piano)
Jurjen Hempel (conductor)

Arvo Part
Symphony No.3
Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Tonu Kaljuste (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphony no. 1 in G minor Op.7

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.

    Recorded 27 February 2015 at MediaCity UK, Salford

  • Rued Langgaard

    Music of the spheres for soprano, chorus and orchestra

    Singer: Inger Dam-Jensen. Singer: Nanna Hovmand. Singer: Henriette Elimar. Choir: Danish National Choir. Choir: DR VokalEnsemblet. Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Langaard: Music of the Spheres.
    • Dacapo.
    • 6220535.
  • Geirr Tveitt

    Piano concerto no. 5 Op.156

    Performer: Håvard Gimse. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jurjen Hempel.

    Recorded 21 July 2015 at Glasgow City Halls

  • Arvo Pärt

    Symphony no. 3

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.

    Recorded 29 August 2015 at the Baltic Sea Festival, Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Variations on a Slovak theme for cello and piano

    Performer: Øystein Birkeland. Performer: Håvard Gimse.
    • Martinu & Kabalevsky: Sonatas & variations for cello and piano.
    • Simax.
    • PSC1146.