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Sinfonia Cymru play Mozart and Bartok

Chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru, conducted by Gabor Takacs-Nagy, perform works by Mozart, Bartok and Huw Watkins. Recorded in Cardiff at the Dora Stoutzker Hall.

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents a concert with Sinfonia Cymru, a chamber orchestra from Wales, under the Hungarian conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy, recorded in Cardiff at the Dora Stoutzker Hall at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Mozart was an excellent violinist and played professionally at the court orchestra in Salzburg. However, at home, it was the gentler tones of the viola he seemed to prefer. Mozart features both instruments side by side in his Sinfonia Concertante. Also featured in this lively programme is Mozart's passionate 40th Symphony, and the concert opens with songs inspired by Welsh folk music, by leading Welsh composer Huw Watkins.

During the interval Nicola Heywood Thomas chats to members of the orchestra about the orchestra's varied musical projects, and we hear tracks from their latest album Birdsong - Cân yr Adar.

Watkins: Three Welsh Songs for Strings
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for violin & viola K. 364

8.18pm
Interval

8.40pm
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances (arranged by Willner for strings)
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor K. 550

Sinfonia Cymru, Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor
Benjamin Baker, violin, Timothy Ridout, viola

Producer: Amy Wheel for BBC Wales.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Huw Watkins

    3 Welsh Songs for string orchestra

    Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K.364

    Performer: Benjamin Baker. Performer: Timothy Ridout. Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
  • Gwilym Simcock

    Birdsong Chorale

    Composer: Kizzy Crawford. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy. Performer: Sinfonia Cymru.
    • Basho.
    • SRCD54-2.
  • Kizzy Crawford

    Another Source / Tarddle Arall

    Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy. Music Arranger: Gwilym Simcock. Performer: Sinfonia Cymru.
    • Basho.
    • SRCD54-2.
  • Catrin Finch

    Jig a Jig (Celtic Concerto)

    Performer: Catrin Finch. Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 4.
  • Béla Bartók

    Romanian Folk Dances, arr. Willner

    Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 40 in G minor, K.550

    Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 83 in G minor "The Hen" (1st movement)

    Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Daniel Müller‐Schott. Performer: Jonathan Gilad.
    • PENTATONE.

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