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BBC Philharmonic

The BBC Philharmonic performs Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 2, the UK premiere of Musgrave's Songs for Spring and Elgar's epic First Symphony. Presented by Tom McKinney.

Birds on the wing open today's Afternoon Concert, with the BBC Philharmonic and presenter Tom McKinney - works by Respighi, Sibelius and Rautavaara, and two UK premieres with Andrea Tarrodi's Birds of Paradise II and Minna Leinonen's Kaarne (The Raven). There's also the second of this week's Saint-Saens piano concertos with soloist Louis Lortie, and visits to Italy with Berlioz and Foulds, Then, the orchestra also give the UK premiere of Thea Musgrave's Songs for Spring with baritone Ashley Riches and conductor Clarke Rundell, and the afternoon closes with Elgar's epic First Symphony, premiered in Manchester in 1908 and which conductor Arthur Nikisch dubbed “the Fifth of Brahms”.

2pm
Respighi Suite: The Birds
Andrea Tarrodi: Birds of Paradise II (ukp)
Sibelius: Scene with cranes
Minna Leinonen: Kaarne (The Raven)(ukp)
Rautavaara: Cantus arcticus
BBC Philharmonic
Anna- Maria Helsing (conductor)

c.3pm
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No 2
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Gardner (conductor)
Louis Lortie (piano)

c. 3.25pm
Berlioz Overture, Roman Carnival
BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Litton (conductor)

c. 3.35pm
Foulds Sicilian Aubade
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon (conductor)

c.3,40pm
Thea Musgrave Songs for Spring (ukp)
BBC Philharmonic
Clark Rundell (conductor)
Ashley Riches (baritone)

c.3.55pm
Elgar Symphony No 1
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ottorino Respighi

    Gli Uccelli [The birds] - suite

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Anna-Maria Helsing.
  • Andrea Tarrodi

    Paradisfaglar II

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Anna-Maria Helsing.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Kuolema - incidental music Op.44

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Anna-Maria Helsing.
  • Minna Leinonen

    Kaarne

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Anna-Maria Helsing.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Cantus arcticus (Concerto for birds and orchestra) Op.61

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Anna-Maria Helsing.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Concerto no. 2 in G minor Op.22

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Carnaval romain - overture Op.9

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
  • John Foulds

    Sicilian aubade

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Thea Musgrave

    5 Songs for spring

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony no. 1 in A flat major Op.55

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga

    Symphony in D major/minor: Minuet (Allegro)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.

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