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BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven

Live at Cheltenham Town Hall, Jun Markl conducts the BBC NOW. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration. Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21 (soloist: Alice Sara Ott). Beethoven: Symphony No 6.

Live from Cheltenham Town Hall
Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

Jun Markl returns to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for a programme of Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven. 'Death and Transfiguration' depicts a great artist's journey from earthly life to everlasting bliss in a powerful and radiant tone poem. Like Jun Markl, Alice Sara Ott is also of joint German and Japanese decent. She's the soloist in Mozart's sublime C-major concerto, No. 21, which has appeared on film alongside James Bond. Beethoven's life-enhancing 6th Symphony, the Pastoral, is just as radical as its more famous sibling No. 5, celebrating nature in its awesome power and beauty.

Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K467

8.25 During the interval, Nicola Heywood Thomas talks to tonight's soloist, Alice Sara Ott, about fame and fashion, and listens to her new recordings of Grieg - beyond the Piano Concerto.

Beethoven: Symphony No 6 In F major (Pastoral)

Alice Sara Ott (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jun Markl (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Richard Strauss

      Death and Transfiguration

      Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Concerto No 21 in C major

      Featured Artist: Alice Sara Ott. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Edvard Grieg

      Butterfly

      Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
  • Interval

    • Frédéric Chopin

      "Raindrop" Prelude No.15 in D-Flat Major

      Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • Edvard Grieg

      Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6

      Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
  • Part 2

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No.6, Op.68

      Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
  • Post-concert

    • Leos Janáček

      Moravian Folk Songs

      Performer: Thomas Adès.
      • Janacek - Diary of one who disappeared etc..
      • EMI CLASSICS.
      • 23.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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