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BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5 and, with Radio 3 New Generation Artist Thibaut Garcia, Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Thibaut Garcia joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with conductor Kensho Watanabe to play Joaquin Rodrigo’s beautiful classic for guitar and orchestra: Concierto de Aranjuez. The blind composer took inspiration from the fountains and gardens of the palace of Aranjuez on the shore of River Tagus, near Madrid and it's the centrepiece for a concert which also includes Tchaikovsky's skilful evocation of the notion of fate in his fifth symphony.
Plus Romanian pianist Sergiu Tuhutziu plays a virtuosic concerto by his compatriot Calin Huma, a heart-rending epitaph by Andrzej Panufnik born 105 years ago today, and the 2011 premiere recording of Christopher Painter's re-working of the last movement of his 3rd symphony "Fire in the Snow".

Presented by Penny Gore

Borodin Prince Igor: Overture
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Rodriguez La Cumparsita - tango, arr. Romero for guitar solo
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64
Thibaut Garcia (guitar)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Kensho Watanabe (conductor)

c.3.30pm
Calin Huma: Piano Concerto
Sergiu Tuhutziu (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Christopher Petrie (conductor)

c.3.50pm
Andrzej Panufnik: Katyn Epitaph
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

c.4pm
Elgar: Falstaff
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Andrew Constantine (conductor)

c.4.30pm
Christopher Painter: …the brightness of snow
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Alexander Borodin

    Prince Igor (Overture)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Kensho Watanabe.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto de Aranjuez

    Performer: Thibaut Garcia. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Kensho Watanabe.
  • Gerardo Rodríguez

    La Cumparsita

    Performer: Thibaut Garcia. Music Arranger: Pepe Romero.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Kensho Watanabe.
  • Călin Humă

    Piano Concerto

    Performer: Sergiu Tuhutziu. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Chris Petrie.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Katyn epitaph

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Edward Elgar

    Falstaff, Op 68

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Andrew Constantine.
  • Christopher Painter

    Forest of Dreams

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.

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