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Featuring the BBC NOW. Butterworth: Suite for String Quartet. Mathias: A Dance Overture. Ginastera: Harp Concerto. Britten: 4 Sea Interludes. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5.

Katie Derham presents a week of performances from the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. Today's selection features a concert given during the orchestra's recent tour of South America from Santiago, Chile, including Tchaikovsky's powerful 5th Symphony. The chorus sings a new BBC Radio 3 co-commission from Mark Bowden, the fruit of a trip to Patagonia he made following the steps of the Welsh settlers in Argentina.

2.00pm:
Butterworth: Suite for String Quartette (arr. Russman)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Kriss Russman (conductor)

c.2.20pm
Mathias: A Dance Overture (Dawns Agored) Op.16
Ginastera: Harp Concerto Op.25
Catrin Finch (harp)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grant Llewellyn (conductor)

2.50pm:
Britten: 4 Sea Interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] Op.33a
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op.64
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grant Llewellyn (conductor)

4.00pm:
Mark Bowden: We Have Found a Better Land
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Adrian Partington (director).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Butterworth

    Suite for String Quartet

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Krišs Russman.

    Recorded 21 January 2015 at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

  • William Mathias

    A Dance overture (Dawns agored) Op.16

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

    Recorded 08 November 2015 at CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile

  • Alberto Ginastera

    Harp concerto Op.25

    Performer: Catrin Finch. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Grant Llewellyn.

    Recorded 08 November 2015 at CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile

  • Benjamin Britten

    4 Sea interludes from 'Peter Grimes', Op.33a

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

    Recorded 08 November 2015 at CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 5 in E minor Op.64

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

    Recorded 08 November 2015 at CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile

  • Astor Piazzolla

    Libertango (arr. Gareth Glyn)

    Performer: Catrin Finch. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Grant Llewellyn.

    Recorded 08 November 2015 at CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile

  • Mark Bowden

    We have found a better land

    Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Conductor: Adrian Partington.

    Recorded 15 November 2015 at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Performer BBC National Chorus of Wales

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