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Episode 4

Jonathan Swain's selection includes the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing Knussen's The Way to the Castle Yonder and Tippett's A Child of Our Time.

Jonathan Swain rounds off a week of 20th and 21st century music with a concert given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in December last year that featured Knussen's The Way to Castle Yonder, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang in Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto and Tippett's masterpiece, A Child of Our Time. Plus Judith Weir's orchestral work, The Welcome Arrival of Rain, performed by BBC Concert Orchestra and Simon Holt's St Vitus in the Kettle performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

2pm
Weir
The Welcome Arrival of Rain
BBC Concert Orchestra
Michael Seal (conductor)

2.20pm
Knussen
The Way to Castle Yonder
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

2.30pm
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.4 in G major
Louis Schwizgebel-Wang (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

3.10pm
Tippett
A Child of Our Time
Sarah Tynan (Soprano)
Alice Coote (Mezzo-soprano)
Robert Murray (Tenor)
Brindley Sherratt (Bass)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

4.15pm
Holt
St Vitus in the Kettle
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Fri 8 Jan 2016 14:00

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Music Played

  • Judith Weir

    Judith Weir Welcome Arrival of Rain

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.

    Recorded 25 September 2015 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 1, London

  • Oliver Knussen

    The Way to Castle Yonder

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.

    Recorded 17 December 2015 at Barbican Hall, London

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major Op.58

    Performer: Louis Schwizgebel. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.

    Recorded 17 December 2015 at Barbican Hall, London

  • Michael Tippett

    A Child of Our Time

    Singer: Sarah Tynan. Singer: Alice Coote. Singer: Robert Murray. Singer: Brindley Sherratt. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner. Conductor: Tom Seligman.

    Recorded 17 December 2015 at Barbican Hall, London

  • Simon Holt

    St Vitus in the Kettle

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Grant Llewellyn.

    Recorded 21 January 2014 at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

  • Bo Holten

    First Snow

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bo Holten. Conductor: Bo Holten.
    • Bo Holten - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
    • DaCapo.
    • 8224214.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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