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Episode 3

BBC Philharmonic perform South African-born composer John Simon's A Cry from a World Aflame as part of Afternoon on 3's Southern Hemisphere theme, plus Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.

Penny Gore continues a week of performances and recording by the BBC Philharmonic. Today's programme features more in Afternoon on 3's Southern Hemisphere theme - A cry from a world aflame by the South African-born composer John Simon. Plus Tasmin Little joins the orchestra for Mendelssohn's sprightly Violin Concerto, and Yutaka Sado conducts Tchaikovsky's fate-ridden Fourth Symphony.

John Simon: A cry from a world aflame (first performance)
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor)

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor
BBC Philharmonic
Yutaka Sado (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • John Simon

    A cry from the world aflame, Op. 48

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.

    Recorded 19 November 2015 at MediaCityUK, Salford

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.

    Recorded 11 December 2009 at Victoria Hall, Hanley

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yutaka Sado.

    Recorded 27 March 2015 at Victoria Hall, Hanley

  • Reinhold Moritzevich Glière

    Waltz from the Bronze Horseman - suite

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Edward Downes.
    • Gliere – Bronze Horseman/Horn Concerto.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN9379.
    • 11.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic