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Cardiff Week (1/4)

Mark Wigglesworth conducts the Welsh National Opera Orchestra in Beethoven's First and Second Symphonies, live from Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff.

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents the second performance in a week of lunchtime and evening concerts from Cardiff. This evening we have the Welsh National Opera Orchestra performing live from BBC Hoddinott Hall. They will be treating us to Beethoven's first two symphonies—the beginning of his journey to explode the format forever. In these two works from the turn of the 19th century, Beethoven is starting to shake off the yoke of Haydn and explore the possibilities of the symphonic form. Nonetheless, the drama and excitement is unmistakably Beethovian.

Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21

8.00pm Interval music

8.20pm
Beethoven: Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36

Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21

    Orchestra: Welsh National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36

    Orchestra: Welsh National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Arnold Bax

    Quartet for piano and strings

    Ensemble: Cappa Ensemble.
    • NIMBUS NI6230.
    • NIMBUS.
    • 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Piano Trio in G major for piano and strings (4th mvt)

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou. Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Edgar Moreau.
    • Erato 9029577396.
    • Erato.
    • 14.
  • Arvo Pärt

    My heart's in the Highlands

    Singer: Stephen Wallace. Performer: Matthew Owens.
    • Black Box: BBM1071.
    • Black Box.
    • 5.
  • Frank Bridge

    Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 125

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • Nimbus.
  • Gustav Holst

    Hymn to the Dawn (Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op.26'3)

    Music Arranger: Julian Lloyd Webber. Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber. Performer: Jiaxin Lloyd Webber. Performer: Guy Johnston. Performer: Laura van der Heijden. Performer: Catrin Finch.
    • NAXOS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Valse romantique

    Music Arranger: Lily Laskine. Performer: Catrin Finch.
    • The Harpist: Catrin Finch.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 5.

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