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From the New World

Clemens Schuldt and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform Dvořák's Symphony No 9 and Brahms's Violin Concerto, with Aleksey Semenenko, during their biannual tour of Wales.

Clemens Schuldt makes his debut conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales during their biannual tour of mid and north Wales. Two immensely popular works share the bill in this concert from Bangor. Brahms's Violin Concerto was the latest attempt by the composer to shake off the spectre of Beethoven, which had dogged him his whole compositional life. Former BBC New Generation Artist Aleksey Semenenko explores its joyous themes and hearty dances, which hark back to Brahms's younger days, enjoying life with his friend, and the works dedicatee, Joseph Joachim. Dvořák's final symphony is dedicated not to a person, but to his new home, America. Infused with the sounds of this new world which he had embraced, and renowned for that celebrated cor anglais solo, a theme made famous by a boy delivering bread on a bike (other bakers are available), it certainly is one not to be missed.

Recorded in Prichard Jones Hall, Bangor last month, and presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas.

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77

8.20 Interval music

8.40 Dvorak: Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 'From the New World'

Aleksey Semenenko (violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Clemens Schuldt (conductor)

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Clemens Schuldt.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Violin Sonata no. 5 in G major, Op 27, No 5

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata in G major, Op 30 No 3

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Performer: Inna Firsova.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    6 Pieces for piano, Op 51 no 6, 'Valse sentimentale'

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Performer: Inna Firsova.
  • Florence Beatrice Price

    Fansatie Negre

    Performer: Joanna Goldstein.
    • Centaur.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95, 'From the New World'

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Clemens Schuldt.
  • Franz Schubert

    Fantasie in F minor D.940

    Performer: Martin Helmchen. Performer: Julia Fischer.
    • Schubert: Complete Works for Violin and Piano.
    • Pentatone.
    • 9 - 12.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    La belle Hélène (Overture)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Offenbach: Overtures: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 1.

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