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Episode 2

Music from the BBC SO. Simon Wills: Empress of Blandings. Jenkins: SRI. Barber: Canzonetta. Pickard: Channel Firing. Dean: Carlo. Beethoven: Symphony No 4. Weir: Natural History.

Penny Gore presents week of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. There's new British music recorded at the Maida Vale Studios, the BBC Singers join for Brett Dean's Gesualdo-inspired Carlo, plus Beethoven's Symphony no. 4 in Bad Kissingen. And in the lead up to Radio 3's Folk Connections weekend, soprano Ailish Tynan performs Judith Weir's Natural History - a setting of folk poetry taken from the collection of Taoist texts ascribed to the famous Chinese philosopher Chuang-Tzu.

2pm
Simon Wills
Empress of Blandings - a souffle for orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Dan Jenkins
SRI (World Premiere)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Samuel Barber
Canzonetta
Emily Pailthorpe (oboe)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

c. 2.30pm
John Pickard
Channel Firing
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

c. 3pm
Brett Dean
Carlo
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson (conductor)

c. 3.25pm
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no. 4 in B flat major Op.60
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

c. 4pm
Judith Weir
Natural History
Ailish Tynan (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Simon Wills

    Empress of Blandings - a souffle for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.

    Recorded 16 October 2015 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 1

  • Dan Jenkins

    SRI for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.

    Recorded 16 October 2015 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 1

  • Samuel Barber

    Canzonetta for oboe and string orchestra

    Performer: Emily Pailthorpe. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.

    Recorded 16 October 2015 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 1

  • John Pickard

    Channel firing

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.

    Recorded 16 October 2015 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 1

  • Brett Dean

    Carlo for strings and chorus

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Robertson.

    Recorded 17 March 2012 at Barbican Hall, London

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 4 in B flat major Op.60

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.

    Recorded 01 July 2015 at the Bad Kissingen Festival, Germany

  • Judith Weir

    Natural history

    Singer: Ailish Tynan. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Judith Weir: The Welcome Arrival of Rain.
    • NMC.
    • D137.
    • 2.
  • Percy Grainger

    Jutish Medley

    Performer: Martin Jones.
    • Grainger - Dished up for Piano vol.3.
    • NIMBUS.
    • NI5244.
    • 7.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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