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BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Smetana, Dvorak and Beethoven

Jiri Rozen conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Smetana's Triumphal Symphony and Dvorak's Serenade for Strings. Aleksey Semenenko joins for Beethoven's Violin Concerto

This BBC National Orchestra of Wales concert from St. Georges in Bristol begins with two works of Bohemian origin, the scherzo from Smetana's Triumphal Symphony and Dvořák's Serenade for Strings, a work which the composer reportedly completed in just 12 days. The concert concludes with Beethoven's majestic Violin Concerto, featuring the New Generation Artist Aleksey Semenenko as soloist. Also music from Martinů and, this week's featured work in the Our Classical Century focus, Sibelius' tone poem Tapiola.

Presented by Tom McKinney.

2.00pm
Smetana: Scherzo (Triumphal Symphony, Op 6)
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op 22
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61
Aleksey Semenenko (violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jiří Rožeň (conductor)

c.3.30pm
Martinů: The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca, H 352
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

c.4.00pm
Our Classical Century:
Sibelius: Tapiola - tone poem Op.112
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06rs2yc

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Bedrich Smetana

    Triumphal Symphony, op. 6: III. Scherzo

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jiří Rožeň.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Serenade in E major, op. 22

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jiří Rožeň.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    The Frescos of Piero della Francesca

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Tapiola Op.112

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Alun Hoddinott

    Quodlibet on Welsh Nursery Tunes

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Grant Llewellyn.
  • Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

    Britannia, Op 52

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Frank Bridge

    Two Entr'actes: Rosemary

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.

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