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Belshazzar's Feast

John Wilson brings his flair to Walton's extravagant telling of the fall of Babylon. Performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

John Wilson brings his flair to Walton's extravagant telling of the fall of Babylon. Performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. It's not just British music, also on the programme are Copland's folk-like evocation of American life Appalachian Spring and Barber's lyric and intimate Violin Concerto, played by James Ehnes.

PART ONE
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Barber: Violin Concerto

INTERVAL (from disc)
Walton: Façade (selection)
Carole Boyd and Zeb Soames (narrators)
Ensemble 7x3 conducted by John Wilson

PART TWO
Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

James Ehnes – Violin
Božidar Smiljanić (baritone)
CBSO Chorus
University of Birmingham Voices
John Wilson (conductor)

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    3rd Sonata for solo Violin in D Minor; Ballade

    Performer: James Ehnes.
  • William Walton

    Facade

    Ensemble: Ensemble 7×3. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • William Walton

    Belshazzar's Feast

    Singer: Božidar Smiljanić. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Choir: University of Birmingham Voices. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No 2 in E major, BWV 1053

    Performer: Christophe Rousset. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Bach: Harpsichord Concertos: Rousset/AAM/Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 51 - Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! (Aria)

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • BIS.

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