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The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain plays music by Liadov, Dukas and Bartok.

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain plays music by Liadov, Dukas and Bartok.

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain plays music by Liadov, Dukas and Bartok, recorded at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham on 6th January and introduced by Ian Skelly.

Part 1
Liadov: The Enchanted Lake
Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

7.55: Interval
Ian Skelly in conversation with Mark Elder, Sarah Alexander - Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the NYO - and the current orchestra leader Patrick Bevan.
Plus a selection of music from disc from Book VI of Bartok's Mikrokosmos.
No 140 Free Variation
No 142 From the Diary of a Fly
No 143 Dividee Arpeggios
No 146 Ostinato
No 147 March

Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

Part 2

8.14: Bartók Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Robert Hayward (bass-baritone), Bluebeard
Rinat Shaham (mezzo-soprano), Judith

Prologue:
Members of the National Youth Theatre:
Charlotte Burke
Elizabeth Slater
Riccardo Roma
Zara Ramtohul-Akbur

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Sir Mark Elder, conductor

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain marks the start of its 70th anniversary by taking listeners on a musical journey into the mystical, the magical and the fantastical, culminating with Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle. It is the first time the orchestra has presented a full length opera. The NYO are joined by members of the National Youth Theatre for a chilling tale of a determined young bride who uncovers the dark truth about her new husband. The performance is brought to life with lighting, acting and theatre conceived by director Daisy Evans.

The episode image for this programme is by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, the National Youth Orchestra's first ever Artist in Residence.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    The Enchanted lake Op.62

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's apprentice

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
  • Béla Bartók

    Mikrokosmos - volume 6 Sz.107 (selection)

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Philips.
  • Béla Bartók

    Duke Bluebeard's castle Sz.48

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Singer: Rinat Shaham. Singer: Robert Hayward. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Sonata No 8 in B flat major, Op 84

    Performer: Grigory Sokolov.
    • NAIVE.

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