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With Verity Sharp. Maxwell Davies: St Francis of Assisi (Overture). Elgar: In the South; Violin Concerto. Tippett: Symphony No 4. Jonathan Dove: A Portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Third Programme, the BBC performing groups are heard today in archive performances British music from Elgar, Tippett, Maxwell Davies and Jonathan Dove.

Presented by Verity Sharp

2.00pm
Peter Maxwell Davies: Overture - St. Francis of Assisi
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

2.10pm
Elgar: In the South (Alassio), Op. 50 (BBC studio recording, 1944)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Adrian Boult (conductor)

2.30pm
Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61
Nigel Kennedy (violin)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Paul Daniel (conductor)

3.25pm
Tippett: Symphony no. 4
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tippett (conductor)

4.00pm
Jonathan Dove: A Portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth

Radio 3?s 70th season, celebrating seven decades of pioneering music and culture since the founding of the Third Programme.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 31 Oct 2016 14:00

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Music Played

  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Overture - St. Francis of Assisi

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Edward Elgar

    Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
  • Michael Tippett

    Symphony No. 4

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tippett.
  • Jonathan Dove

    A Portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
  • Edward Cowie

    Lyre bird motet for chorus

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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