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Rivers: Arnold, Elgar, Wallen, Beamish

Little-known English music from Elgar and Arnold, a beautiful concerto by Sally Beamish and evocative works by Roussel, John McCabe and Errollyn Wallen.

Featuring little-known English music from Elgar and Arnold, a beautiful concerto by Sally Beamish and evocative works by Roussel, John McCabe and Errollyn Wallen

2.00pm
Malcolm Arnold
The Bridge on the River Kwai
London Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hickox (conductor)

2.30pm
Edward Elgar
The River
BBC Concert Orchestra
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Martin Yates (conductor)

2.35pm
Errollyn Wallen
Mighty River
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Collon (conductor)

2.50pm
Johann Strauss II
Blue Danube – waltz, op.314
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (conductor)

3.00pm
Sally Beamish
Cello Concerto ‘River’
Robert Cohen (cello)
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Ola Rudner (conductor)

3.25pm
Samuel Coleridge Taylor
Sea drift - choral rhapsody Op.69 for 8 voices
BBC Singers
Paul Brough (conductor)

3.30pm
Albert Roussel
Evocations - symphonic poem Op.15
François le Roux (baritone)
Alessandro Fisher (tenor)
Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano)
CBSO Chorus
BBC Philharmonic
Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

4.15pm
John McCabe
Symphony no.4 ‘Of Time and the River’
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor)

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Music Played

  • Malcolm Arnold

    Bridge on the River Kwai

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • The Film Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold Vol1.
    • Chandos.
    • 001.
  • Edward Elgar

    2 Songs Op.60 i no.2; The River

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Martin Yates.
    • Elgar/Gurney/Hurd - Orchestral Songs.
    • Dutton.
    • 009.
  • Errollyn Wallen

    Mighty River

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • John McCabe - Symphony No4 - Flute Concerto.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johann Strauss II

    An der schonen, blauen Donau - waltz Op.314 for orchestra with chorus ad lib.

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
  • Sally Beamish

    Concerto (River) for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Robert Cohen. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ola Rudner.
    • Sally Beamish - River.
    • BIS.
    • 002.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Sea drift - choral rhapsody Op.69

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
  • Albert Roussel

    Evocations - symphonic poem Op.15

    Singer: Kathryn Rudge. Singer: Alessandro Fisher. Singer: François Le Roux. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Roussel: Evocataions, etc.
    • Chandos.
    • 005.
  • John McCabe

    Symphony No 4 (Of time and the river)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • John McCabe - Symphony No4 - Flute Concerto.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • John Foulds

    Kashmiri boat song

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • Foulds - Volume 3.
    • Dutton.
    • 004.

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