BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales: Somme
Adrian Partington directs the BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with music by men who fought on the battlefield.
Adrian Partington directs the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with music by composers who fought in the trenches and in memory of those who fell. Plus Delius's Requiem, completed in 1916 and offering a personal view of life, suffering and loss that was controversial at the time, and still is today.
Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas, live from BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff
Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad - Rhapsody for full orchestra
Gordon Jacob: Symphony No. 1 (second movement)
Howells: Elegy for Viola, String Quartet and Orchestra
Roussel: Pour une fête de printemps
8.20pm Interval. Nicola Heywood Thomas explores the collections of the National Museum of Cardiff reflecting the terror of the trenches through art, poetry and writing.
Philip Dukes (viola)
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Mark Stone (baritone)
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Adrian Partington (conductor).
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