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Take Five: National Youth Orchestra of France

Part of Radio 3's celebration of youth and music. The National Youth Orchestra of France performs music from, and about, France, including works by Ravel, Saint-Saens and Stravinsky.

As part of Radio 3's celebration of youth and music Elizabeth Alker introduces concerts by youth orchestras from around the world. Today's programme features music from and about France.

Maurice Ravel: Une barque sur l'ocean, from 'Miroirs'
Camille Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61
Igor Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale
National Youth Orchestra of France
Nicolas Dautricourt (violin)
Fabien Gabal (conductor)

There is also chance to hear from today’s featured Take Five guest, Isata Kanneh-Mason, and from the young violinist Momoko Arima with a performance of Ysaye’s fiendishly difficult 6th Sonata for solo violin.

22 days left to listen

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs: Une Barque sur l'ocean

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of France. Conductor: Fabien Gabel.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Concerto no. 3 in B minor Op.61

    Performer: Nicolas Dautricourt. Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of France.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Song of the nightingale

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of France. Conductor: Fabien Gabel.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Sonata no. 6 in E major Op.27`6

    Performer: Momoko Arima.
  • Percy Grainger

    Marching Song of Democracy

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