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BBC NOW in Stravinsky: Fireworks, Borodin: Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor), Elgar: Cockaigne Overture. Plus Rachmaninov: The Bells, Haydn: Symphony No 4, Schubert: Symphony No 9.

Ian Skelly presents highlight concerts and recordings given by the BBC Performing groups this year. The programme begins with music from a concert the BBC National Orchestra of Wales gave at St David's Hall in Cardiff, featuring Rachmaninov's choral symphony The Bells, for which they were joined by the BBC National Chorus of Wales and soloists Anastasia Kalinga, John Daszak and Mikhail Petrenko. Then to the BBC Philharmonic for performances of Haydn's Symphony no.44, 'Trauer', and Schubert's Symphony no.9 'The Great' both conducted by Juanjo Mena.

2pm
Stravinsky Fireworks Op.4
Borodin Polovtsian dances [from 'Prince Igor'] for orchestra [& chorus ad lib]
Elgar Cockaigne (In London town) - overture Op.40

c.2.35pm
Rachmaninov The Bells [Kolokola] Op.35 for soloists, chorus and orchestra
Anastasia Kalinga (soprano)
John Daszak (tenor)
Mikhail Petrenko (bass)
BBC National Chorus Of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

c.3.10pm
Haydn Symphony no. 44 in E minor H.1.44 (Trauer)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

c.3.30pm
Schubert Symphony no. 9 in C major D.944 (Great)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 28 Dec 2015 14:00

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Music Played

  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Fireworks Op.4

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

      Recorded 03 October 2015 St. David's Hall, Cardiff

    • Alexander Borodin

      Polovtsian dances (from 'Prince Igor')

      Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.

      Recorded 03 October 2015 St. David's Hall, Cardiff

    • Edward Elgar

      Cockaigne (In London town) - overture Op.40

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

      Recorded 03 October 2015 St. David's Hall, Cardiff

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      The Bells (Kolokola) Op.35 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

      Singer: Anastasia Kalagina. Singer: Misha Didyk. Singer: Mikhail Petrenko. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.

      Recorded 03 October 2015 St. David's Hall, Cardiff

  • BBC Philharmonic

    • Joseph Haydn

      Symphony no. 44 in E minor H.1.44 (Trauer)

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.

      Recorded 23 January 2015 at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

    • Franz Schubert

      Symphony no. 9 in C major D.944 (Great)

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.

      Recorded 23 October 2015 at the National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing

    • Isaac Albéniz

      Ballet music from The Magic opal Act II

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.

      Recorded 23 October 2015 at the National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing

  • Richard Strauss

    Der Brauttanz, Op.45 no.3

    Choir: BBC Singers. Director: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Richard Strauss - Choral Works.
    • Collins Classics.
    • 6.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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