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Respighi, Rossini, Tchaikovsky

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in three great orchestral frescoes by Respighi, music by Rossini and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Aleksey Semenenko.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in three great orchestral frescoes by Respighi; more Rossini from the mezzo-soprano Victoria Simmonds; and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Radio 3 New Generation Artist Aleksey Semenenko. And also Our Classical Century piece this week: Walton’s Crown Imperial

Ottorino Respighi is best known for his trilogy of orchestral tone poems: Roman Festivals, Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome

Presented by Penny Gore

Donizetti: Don Pasquale Overture
Puccini: Capriccio sinfonico
Respighi: Feste Romane
Respighi: Fontane di Roma
Respighi: Pini di Roma
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

3.15pm
Langgaard: Violin Concerto
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Linus Roth (violin)
Antony Hermus (conductor)

3.25pm
Rossini: The Thieving Magpie Overture
Rossini: La pace mia smarrita from Moses in Egypt
Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Richard Farnes (conductor)

3.40pm
Richard Rodney Bennett: A History of the Dansant
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)
John Wilson

3.50pm
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto op.35
Aleksey Semenenko, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Holly Mathieson, conductor

4.20pm
Walton: Crown Imperial
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Don Pasquale overture

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Capriccio Sinfonico

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Roman Festival

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Fountains of Rome

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Pines of Rome

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • William Walton

    Crown Imperial

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
  • Rued Langgaard

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Linus Roth. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antony Hermus.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Thieving Magpie overture

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Farnes.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La pace mia smarrita (from Moses in Egypt)

    Singer: Victoria Simmonds. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Farnes.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    A History of The Dansant

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto op 35

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Holly Mathieson.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in G major, Op 79

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Philips.

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