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Celebrating the BBC Philharmonic

Works by young British composer Anna Clyne, alongside Berlioz and the timeless The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams.

Works by young British composer Anna Clyne, alongside Berlioz and the timeless The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams

Anna Clyne, one of Britain’s most exciting young composers, describes Night Ferry as ‘music of voyages, from stormy darkness to enchanted worlds’. True, but that hardly captures the thrilling turbulence of the ride it takes into uncharted waters

Listen closely and you might hear echoes of the similarly restless Symphonie fantastique – but in truth Berlioz’s utterly wild work, written under the twin influences of opium and unrequited love, is like nothing else

In between, Vaughan Williams’s beloved classic of the English rural springtime injects a welcome note of tranquillity

Presented by Kate Molleson

2.00pm
Clyne
Night Ferry
Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique
Jennifer Pike, violin
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, conductor

13 days left to listen

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Anna Clyne

    Night ferry for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark ascending for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique Op.14

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.

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