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Celebrating the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (3/4)

John Wilson conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in an American-themed programme of music by Bernstein, Barber and Rachmaninov. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

John Wilson conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a varied programme with an American theme. Bernstein's celebration of New York's razzle-dazzle contrasts with Samuel Barber's beautiful, nostalgic evocation of small-town simplicity. Although it was written during his sojourn in Switzerland, Sergei Rachmaninov arrived in America to settle just in time to attend final rehearsals of his third, and what was to be his final, symphony.
Presented by Fiona Talkington.

2.00pm
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from 'On The Town'
Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3
Elizabeth Reiter (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    3 Dance episodes from 'On the town'

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Samuel Barber

    Knoxville - summer of 1915 Op.24 for soprano and orchestra

    Singer: Elizabeth Reiter. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony no. 3 in A minor Op.44

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Cecil Coles

    From the Scottish Highlands

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • HELIOS.

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