Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Larks, bards and symphonies in Minnesota and Seoul

Fiona Talkington introduces highlights of classical concerts from the US and South Korea, including music by Gounod, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky and Glazunov.

Highlights from classical concerts recorded in the US and South Korea. Gallic charm meets English pastoral whimsy in the music of Gounod and Vaughan Williams, recorded at a concert given last Spring in St Paul, Minnesota, whilst in the South Korean capital, the KBS Orchestra provides some Russian passion in music by Tchaikovsky and Glazunov, recorded in Seoul early last year.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington

Charles Gounod - Petite Symphonie in B flat major for 9 wind instruments
Ralph Vaughan Williams -The Lark ascending for violin and orchestra

Maureen Nelson, violin
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Hamlet - fantasy overture Op.67
Alexander Glazunov - Symphony no. 4 in E flat major Op.48

KBS Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Lazarev, conductor

1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Petite symphonie in B flat major

    Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The lark ascending

    Performer: Maureen Nelson. Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Hamlet - Fantasy Overture Op.67

    Orchestra: KBS Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Lazarev.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Symphony No. 4 In E Flat Major Op.48

    Orchestra: KBS Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Lazarev.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    'Dance of the Cygnets' from Swan Lake, Op.20

    Orchestra: KBS Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Lazarev.

Broadcast

The women erased from musical history

The women erased from musical history

Discover the music of five forgotten women composers, performed in a special IWD concert.

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Music by Malcolm Arnold, Edward Elgar and Herbert Howells.