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BBC National Orchestra of Wales in China

Xian Zhang conducts the BBC NOW on its recent tour to China in music by Glinka, Liszt and Dvorak. Plus performances of Bartok, Beethoven, Suk and Kate Whitley.

From their recent tour to China, Xian Zhang conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a concert from Shenzhen, including music by Glinka, Liszt & Dvorak. Plus there are performances of Bartok, Beethoven, Suk and Kate Whitley from back home in Cardiff.

Presented by Tom Redmond.

2.00pm
Glinka – Overture: Ruslan & Ludmila
Liszt - Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major
Dvorak - Symphony No.8 in G major
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No.5
Geng Zhimaio (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor)

c.3.30pm
Bartok - Hungarian Sketches
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tommy Andersson (conductor)

c.3.45pm
Suk - Fantastic Scherzo
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

c.4.00pm
Beethoven - Leonore Overture No.3
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Joseph Swenson (conductor)

c.4.15pm
Kate Whitley - Speak Out
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor)

c.4.25pm
Bridge - Mid of Night
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan and Ludmila: Overture

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Xian Zhang.
  • Franz Liszt

    Concerto no. 1 in E flat major S.124

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

    Symphony no. 8 in G major Op.88

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

    3 Hungarian Dances - no.5 in G minor

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Xian Zhang.
  • Béla Bartók

    Hungarian Sketches Sz.97

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: B. Tommy Andersson.
  • Josef Suk

    Fantastic Scherzo Op.25

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio (Leonore) - opera Op.72 - i: Overture 'Leonore' no.3

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Joseph Swensen.
  • Kate Whitley

    Speak Out for chorus and orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales.
  • Frank Bridge

    Mid of Night - Symphonic Poem

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Songs of the Sea Op.91

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
  • Frank Bridge

    A Sea Idyll, H.54a

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.

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