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From the New World

Rory Macdonald and the BBC Philharmonic in music by Debussy and Dvorak. They are joined by Viviane Hagner for Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D, Op 61.

From the Victoria Hall, Hanley
Presented by Stuart Flinders

Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Beethoven: Violin Concerto

8.15pm Music interval

Dvořák: Symphony No.9 'From the New World'

BBC Philharmonic
Viviane Hagner (violin)
Rory Macdonald (conductor)

Suffused with unforgettable melodies and infectious rhythms, and presented wrapped in beautiful warm orchestral colours, Dvořák's 'New World' Symphony never fails to engage and transport. Before the interval Viviane Hagner joins the orchestra for Beethoven's Violin Concerto; stratospheric and sustained lyricism contrasts with the dance-like energy of the Finale. The concert opens with probably the most famous flute solo in the orchestral repertory, personifying the languid sensuality of the faune with his pan-pipes as he pursues passing nymphs before falling into a dream-filled, languid sleep.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rory MacDonald.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto in D

    Performer: Viviane Hagner. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rory MacDonald.
  • Béla Bartók

    Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Andrew Armstrong.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 9 in E minor - From the New World

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rory MacDonald.
  • Amy Beach

    Theme and Variations, Op 80

    Performer: Emily Beynon. Performer: Henk Rubingh. Performer: Marijn Mijnders. Performer: Roland Kramer. Performer: Daniel Esser.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Amy Beach

    The year's at the spring (3 Browning Songs)

    Performer: Katja Phillabaum. Singer: Yolanda Marculescu-Stern.
    • Art Songs by American Composers.
    • GASPARO.
    • 25.

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