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The BBC Symphony Orchestra with music by Dvorak, Bartok and Prokofiev

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Juraj Valcuha perform Dvorak, Bartok, Prokofiev and, with Ben Johnson and Edward Gardner, Szymanowski's Symphony No 3, The Song of the Night

The BBC Symphony Orchestra in its studio in Maida Vale, London, with a recording made last month, featuring Dvorak's Othello Overture, followed by Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2 with Valeriy Sokolov as soloist, ending with Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3. Juraj Valcuha conducts. Then, a recording of Szymanowski's Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night', with Edward Gardner at the helm of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, accompanying tenor Ben Johnson. And finally, Edward Gardner returns again with a new release by the ensemble as virtuosa Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in Huw Watkins' Violin Concerto.

Presented by Penny Gore

14.00
Dvorak: Othello Overture

Bartok: Violin Concerto No.2

Prokofiev: Symphony No.3

Valeriy Sokolov (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Juraj Valcuha (conductor)

15.40
Szymanowski: Symphony No.3 Op. 27, 'The Song of the Night'

Ben Johnson (tenor)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

16.05
Huw Watkins: Violin Concerto

Alina Ibragimova (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Othello Overture Op.93

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Juraj Valucha.
  • Béla Bartók

    Violin Concerto No.2

    Performer: Valeriy Sokolov. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Juraj Valucha.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No.3 in C Minor Op.44

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Juraj Valucha.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Symphony No.3 Op.27 The Song of the Night

    Singer: Ben Johnson. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Huw Watkins

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • NMC.
  • Chelsea Becker

    The Leaves Like Women Interchange

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Grace Rossiter.
  • Juliana Niu

    The Women's Suffrage

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Grace Rossiter.
  • Judith Weir

    I love all beauteous things

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: Malcolm Archer. Conductor: Owain Park.

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