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BBC Singers in London and BBC Symphony Orchestra in China

Choral music by Emily Howard and Ralph Vaughan Williams recorded at St Giles Cripplegate plus the BBCSO on tour in China earlier in 2019 with Catherine Wyn-Rogers and Andrew Davis.

Choral music by Emily Howard and Ralph Vaughan Williams recorded at St Giles Cripplegate plus the BBC Symphony Orchestra on tour in China, recorded at the Concert Hall of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing earlier this year with soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers and conductor Sir Andrew Davis. Colloquially described as The Giant Egg, China's NCPA is an ellipsoid dome of titanium glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seating over 5000 people in three halls. This concert, recorded there with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Andrew Davis, included Beethoven's set of incidental pieces for a Goethe play, his Egmont Overture, Mahler's 'Songs of a Wayfaring Lad' and Shostakovich's 10th Symphony which was premiered in December 1953 following the death of Joseph Stalin in March of that year.

2pm
Vaughan Williams: A Vision of Aeroplanes
Emily Howard: Threnos
Emily Howard: Ite Fortes
Vaughan Williams: Five English Folk Songs
BBC Singers
Richard Pearce (organist)
Paul Spicer (conductor)
Daniel Bhattacharya (violin soloist for Ite Fortes)

c.2.50pm
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Shostakovich: Symphony No.10
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo soprano)
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

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2 hours, 31 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    A Vision of Aeroplanes

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
  • Emily Howard

    Threnos

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
  • Emily Howard

    Ite Fortes

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: Daniel Bhattacharya. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Five English Folk Songs

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Lieder eines fahreneden Gesellen

    Singer: Catherine Wyn‐Rogers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No.10 in E Minor

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Frederick Delius

    La Calinda from Koanga

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Wand of youth - suite no. 1 Op.1a: Slumber scene

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • CHANDOS.

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