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Episode 3

Jonathan Swain presents recordings by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales of works by Thierry Escaich and Richard Ayres, plus Penderecki and Berio.

Jonathan Swain continues New Year New Music with recent recordings by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales of Thierry Escaich's Motet and Richard Ayres' Noncerto for oboe and chamber orchestra, with oboist David Cowley. Plus two classics of the twentieth century as the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra perform Penderecki's haunting work, Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima and Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart joins forces with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Berio's Sinfonia for orchestra and eight amplified voices.

Jonathan Swain (conductor)

2pm
Thierry Escaich
Motet
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Jonathan Hope (organ)
Chris Williams (piano)
Adrian Partington (conductor)

2.15pm
Richard Ayres
Noncerto for oboe and chamber orchestra (no.40)
David Cowley (oboe)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Clark Rundell (conductor)

2.40pm
Penderecki
Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Krzysztof Urbánski (conductor)

2.55pm
Berio
Sinfonia for orchestra and eight amplified voices
Ensemble Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Racla Rophe (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Thierry Escaich

    3 Motets for 12 voices and organ

    Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Performer: Jonathan Howe. Conductor: Adrian Partington.

    Recorded 28 January 2015 at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

  • Richard Ayres

    Noncerto for oboe and chamber orchestra (no. 40)

    Performer: David Cowley. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Clark Rundell.

    Recorded 18 March 2015 at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

  • Krzysztof Penderecki

    Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima for 52 strings

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Krzysztof Urbanski.

    Recorded 16 January 2015 at Rudolfinum, Prague

  • Luciano Berio

    Sinfonia for 8 solo voices and orchestra

    Choir: Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Pascal Rophé.

    Recorded 22 May 2015 at la Maison de la Radio, Paris

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