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Tuesday - BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Katie Derham features the BBC NOW. Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem. Bantock: The Witch of Atlas. Plus music by Rhian Samuel, Morfydd Owen, Charlie Barber, Nyman and Vaughan Williams.

Katie Derham presents The BBC National Orchestra of Wales in British music including women composers in the week of International Women's Day (Wednesday). Ruby Hughes is the soloist in two contrasting works by twentieth century composers which inhabit the tortured minds of heroines from Greek mythology - Phaedra and Clytemnestra. Rumon Gamba sheds new light on two unjustly neglected tone poems in a new recording, and there's music from a recent concert series celebrating composers who have taken bold and fresh approaches to new music, including Michael Nyman's Harpsichord concerto with Mahan Esfahani. Plus an atmospheric nocturne by Morfydd Owen, a promising composer who died tragically young nearly a century ago.

2pm
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor)

2.20pm
Bantock: The Witch of Atlas
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

2.35pm
Britten: Phaedra
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

2.55pm
Rhian Samuel: Clytemnestra
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tecwyn Evans (conductor)

3.25pm
Morfydd Owen: Nocturne
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Perry So (conductor)

3.40pm
Charlie Barber: Shut Up and Dance
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Clark Rundell (conductor)

3.55pm
Michael Nyman: Harpsichord Concerto
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Clark Rundell (conductor)

4.10pm
Vaughan Williams: The Solent
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Rumon Gamba (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Sinfonia da requiem Op.20

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thierry Fischer.
  • Granville Bantock

    The Witch of Atlas for orchestra (Tone poem no.5)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Phaedra - cantata Op.93 for mezzo-soprano, str, perc, cello and hpcd

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Singer: Ruby Hughes. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Rhian Samuel

    Klytemnestra for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Singer: Ruby Hughes. Conductor: Tecwyn Evans.
  • Morfydd Llwyn Owen

    Nocturne for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Perry So.
  • Charlie Barber

    Shut up and dance! for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Clark Rundell.
  • Michael Nyman

    Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Clark Rundell. Featured Artist: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Solent - impression for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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