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BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Mozart, Strauss, Brahms

Conductor Otto Tausk joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Brahms Symphony No 4, plus soprano Aga Mikolaj performs Strauss's Four Last Songs.

Conductor Otto Tausk joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Brahms Symphony No. 4, plus soprano Aga Mikolaj performs Strauss's Four Last Songs.

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff. Nicola Heywood Thomas presents.

Mozart - Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Strauss - 4 Letzte Lieder AV.150

c. 8.05pm Interval

c. 8.25pm

Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98

Aga Mikolaj (soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Otto Tausk (conductor)

Strauss takes leave of his long and fruitful life, in his Four Last Songs, and commemorates those things dearest to him - his love for nature, the soprano voice of his wife of fifty-four years, and his belief in the transcendence of the soul. Plus we hear what some describe as the summation of Brahms's compositional learning, in his fourth and final symphony.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le nozze di Figaro (overture)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Otto Tausk.
  • Richard Strauss

    Four Last Songs

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Otto Tausk.
  • Richard Strauss

    Wandrers Sturmlied Op.14

    Choir: Ernst Senff Choir Berlin. Orchestra: Dresdner Philharmonie. Conductor: Michel Plasson.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 4 in E minor

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Otto Tausk.
  • Richard Strauss

    Träumerei am Kamin (Four Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Otto Tausk.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Lamentations of Jeremiah, Set 2

    Choir: Tenebrae Consort. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • √Čliane Radigue

    Occam River I

    Performer: Carol Robinson. Performer: Julia Eckhardt.
    • Shiiin.
  • Percy Grainger

    Brigg Fair

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Choir: Joyful Company of Singers. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Percy Grainger

    My dark girl (Songs of the North)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • The music of Percy Grainger: Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
    • 7.

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