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Episode 1

Music from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Elgar: Introduction and Allegro; Symphony No 1. Colin Matthews: Violin Concerto. Richard Rodney Bennett: Spells. Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake.

Penny Gore begins a week of programmes focusing on recent recordings and concerts by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with the BBC Philharmonic performing live on Wednesday afternoon.

Today's programme begins with a new Elgar recording due for release in April.

And from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's latest Total Immersion project in November 2016, Richard Rodney Bennett's thrilling "Spells" - a 40-minute work for solo soprano, chorus and orchestra setting poems by Kathleen Raine. It features the soprano Allison Bell and the BBC Symphony Chorus, conducted by Rumon Gamba.

2pm
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Op.47
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

c. 2.15pm
Colin Matthews: Violin Concerto
Leila Josefowicz (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen (conductor)

2.40pm
Elgar: Symphony no. 1 in A flat major, Op.55
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner

3.25pm
Richard Rodney Bennett
Spells
Allison Bell (soprano)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

Liadov: The Enchanted Lake
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Michael Damev (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 13 Feb 2017 14:00

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Introduction & Allegro

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner. Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • CHSA 5181.
    • 1-3.
  • Colin Matthews

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • NMC.
    • D-227.
    • 1-2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No 1 in A Flat

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHSA 5181.
    • 4-7.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Spells

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba. Performer: Allison Bell. Performer: Lawrence Power. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Tender is the Night: Nicole's Theme

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • The Film Music of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-9867.
    • 5.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    The Enchanted Lake

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mischa Damev.
    • BBC Recording, Maida Vale 2016.

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Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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