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Dvorak in China

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and their principal guest conductor, Xian Zhang, perform Dvorak's Symphony No 8 in Beijing as part of their ten-day tour of China.

Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Xian Zhang, takes her Orchestra to her native China for a ten-day tour. To kick off the visit, BBC NOW perform two concerts in Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, from which we will hear a selection from both nights. The concert begins with Rossini's Overture to The Girl in Algiers, his 11th opera though he was still only 21 when it was composed. The second of Huw Watkins’s Three Welsh Songs and the ever-popular overture to Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmilla follow, and to conclude, Xian Zhang conducts Dvorak's joyful Symphony No 8, full of gorgeous melodies and written to mark the composer’s election into the Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts.

From the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing.

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas.

Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (Overture)
Watkins: Three Welsh Songs (Song No 2)
Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla (Overture)
Dvorak: Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Wed 19 Dec 2018 19:30

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    L'Italiana in Algeri

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Xian Zhang.
  • Huw Watkins

    Three Welsh Songs: Second Song

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Xian Zhang.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan and Ludmila: Overture

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Xian Zhang.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 8

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Xian Zhang.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No.5

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Xian Zhang.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Song for Orcehstra, Op33

    Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Jean Sibelius

    King Kristian II (Suite), Op 27

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Sibelius.
    • Linn Records.
    • 6.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Symphony No. 2, Op. 30

    Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto in C major for flute and harp, K 299

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Marie‐Pierre Langlamet. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mozart Flute Concertos Concerto For Flute And Harp.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Anders Hillborg

    O dessa ögon

    Singer: Hannah Holgersson. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Anders Hillborg: Sirens.
    • BIS.
    • 2.

Broadcast

  • Wed 19 Dec 2018 19:30

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