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Tuesday - The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan Swain introduces more recordings of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Today: Martyn Brabbins conducts Tchaikovsky and John Wilson conducts Richard Rodney Bennett.

Jonathan Swain introduces more recordings of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Today: Martyn Brabbins conducts Debussy, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, and John Wilson conducts the music of Richard Rodney Bennett.

2pm
Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat major, K271
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 (Pathétique)
Arthur Jussen (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

3.20pm
Amy Beach: Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op 45
Danny Driver (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Rebecca Miller (conductor)

3.55pm
Richard Rodney Bennett: Marimba Concerto; Symphony No 3
Colin Currie (marimba)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

Afternoon Concert this week focuses on the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and today's programme begins with a full concert recorded in January at Aberdeen Music Hall. Martyn Brabbins conducted three cornerstones of the repertoire: Debussy's groundbreaking tone poem Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Tchaikovsky's Pathétique Symphony and an early Mozart Piano Concerto featuring the young Dutch pianist Arthur Jussen, also known from the duo in which he performs with his brother Lucas.

Danny Driver is the soloist in another concerto, by the 19th and 20th century American composer Amy Beach, and percussionist Colin Currie is the soloist in Richard Rodney Bennett's Marimba Concerto. This is a recording made last year in Glasgow by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor John Wilson joined them to conduct a number of works by the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, whose versatile musical vision took in classical and jazz. Today there's also a chance to hear his Third Symphony.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no. 9 in E flat major K.271

    Performer: Arthur Jussen. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Amy Beach

    Piano Concerto in C sharp minor Op. 45

    Performer: Danny Driver. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
    • The Romantic Piano Concerto 70 - Beach, Chaminade & Howell.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Celebration for Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Marimba Concerto

    Performer: Colin Currie. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Symphony no. 3

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.

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