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BBC NOW and Rachel Podger - Handel, Bach, Vivaldi

Live from Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, violinist Rachel Podger leads the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in concertos by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi.

Baroque violinist Rachel Podger leads the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in some of her favourite works from the late 1600s and early 1700s in this historically informed performance. Biber's Battalia, dedicated to Bacchus, vividly conjures up images of battle using the sounds of strings alone. BBC NOW leader Lesley Hatfield duets with Rachel Podger in Bach's Double Concerto.

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas
Live from Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Handel: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.6 No.6
Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major, BWV 1047

8.15 During the interval, Nicola Heywood Thomas talks to Rachel Podger and plays music by Podger's Brecon Baroque ensemble.

8.35 Biber: Battalia
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A major, Op.9 No.6
Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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