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Dances with Witches

A concert performance by the BBC Philharmonic including Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances, Vaughan Williams, Mozart and a cannibalistic Russian witch conjured up by Liadov.

BBC Philharmonic in concert: music by Rachmaninov, Vaughan Williams and Schumann. Featuring Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances and a cannibalistic Russian witch conjured up by Liadov.

Presented by Penny Gore

Liadov: Baba-Yaga
Chausson: Poeme
with Aleksey Semenenko (violin)
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Antony Hermus

2.55pm
Vaughan Williams: Harnham Down
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Rumon Gamba

3.05pm
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 12 in A major, K414
Schoenberg: Five Pieces
BBC Philharmonic
Omer Meir Wellber (piano/conductor)

3.50pm
Martinů: Symphony No 3
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Jac van Steen

The first of a series broadcast in the week 2-6 December 2019 featuring the BBC Philharmonic in concert, including their brand-new Chief Conductor Omer Meir Wellber - not just conducting but also playing the piano.

20 days left to listen

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Baba-Yaga - symphonic poem Op.56

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Antony Hermus.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Poeme Op.25 for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Antony Hermus.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    3 Symphonic dances Op.45 for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Antony Hermus.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Harnham Down for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto no. 12 in A major K.414 for piano and orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    5 Orchestral pieces Op.16

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber.
  • Arthur Bliss

    War in the Air (Theme)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Symphony no. 3

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Jac van Steen.

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