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Rivers: Maconchy, Ellington, Smetana

Celebrating rivers and the flow of water, this afternoon's programme features watery music by Elizabeth Maconchy, Duke Ellington, Smetana and Beethoven.

Celebrating rivers and the flow of water, this afternoon's programme features watery music by Elizabeth Maconchy and Duke Ellington, as well as iconic works by Smetana and Beethoven and an exotic concerto by Saint-Saens. Presented by Penny Gore.

2.00pm
Elizabeth Maconchy
Proud Thames – coronation overture
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Michael Seal (conductor)

2.05pm
Camille Saint-Saens
Concerto no. 5 in F major Op.103 (Egyptian) for piano and orchestra
Louis Schwizgebel (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

2.30pm
Smetana
Ma Vlast
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

3.45pm
Beethoven
Symphony no. 6 in F major Op.68 (Pastoral)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

4.25pm
Duke Ellington
The River Suite (excs)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

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Music Played

  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    Proud Thames

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
    • Louis Schwizgebel - Saint-Saens.
    • Aparte.
    • 004.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Concerto no. 5 in F major Op.103 (Egyptian) for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Louis Schwizgebel. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Louis Schwizgebel - Saint-Saens.
    • Aparte.
    • 004.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Ma Vlast

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Louis Schwizgebel - Saint-Saens.
    • Aparte.
    • 004.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 6 in F major Op.68 (Pastoral)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Louis Schwizgebel - Saint-Saens.
    • Aparte.
    • 004.
  • Duke Ellington

    The River - ballet for jazz orchestra

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Dawson/Ellington: Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 004.

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