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Take Five: European Union Youth Orchestra

Part of Radio 3's celebration of youth and music. Elizabeth Alker introduces the European Union Youth Orchestra in concert performing works by Zubel, Chopin and Tchaikovsky.

As part of Radio 3's celebration of music and youth, Elizabeth Alker introduces a series of orchestral concerts by youth orchestras from around the world. Today Gianandrea Noseda conducts the European Union Youth Orchestra in music by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and the contemporary Polish composer Agata Zubel. Chopin's 2nd Piano Concerto is performed by the winner of the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition.

Agata Zubel: Fireworks (Premiere)
Frederyk Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E Minor
Seong-Jin Cho (piano)
European Union Youth Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Today’s featured Take Five guest is the composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson who meets his musical hero, Simon Rattle.

And Elizabeth will also be speaking with members of the Manchester Collective, young musicians who are doing ground-breaking work to appeal to young and diverse audiences for classical music.

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Music Played

  • François Couperin

    Les Barricades Mystérieuses

    Performer: Jean Rondeau.
  • Agata Zubel

    Fireworks

    Orchestra: European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Concerto no. 2 in F minor Op.21

    Performer: Seong-Jin Cho. Orchestra: European Union Youth Orchestra.
  • Franz Liszt

    Etudes d'execution transcendante S.139: No 10

    Performer: Seong-Jin Cho.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 5 in E minor Op.64

    Orchestra: European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Hector Berlioz

    La Damnation de Faust: Marche hongroise (Rakoczy march)

    Orchestra: European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg variations BWV.988: Aria

    Performer: Rakhi Singh. Performer: Ruth Gibson.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Pierrot lunaire Op.21: Nacht

    Performer: Lotte Betts-Dean. Ensemble: Manchester Collective.
  • Robert Schumann

    Waldscenen Op.82: Eintritt

    Performer: Jayson Gillham.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    String Quartet No. 2, III. Arioso

    Performer: Rakhi Singh. Performer: Caroline Pether.
  • György Kurtág

    Hommage a Mihaly Andras - 12 microludes Op.13: V

    Ensemble: Manchester Collective.
  • Edmund Finnis

    Sister

    Ensemble: Manchester Collective.
  • Nigel Westlake

    Piano Trio: III

    Ensemble: Manchester Collective.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Seasons Op.37b: November (In the troika)

    Performer: Katya Apekisheva.

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