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AO30120160222

Katie Derham presents a week of performances from the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. Today's selection includes a recent concert of Brahms's Fourth Symphony and Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto from Cheltenham Town Hall. The chorus features in works by Welsh composers, plus a recording of a new orchestration of Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad, a poignant setting of A.E. Housman from a composer who would be killed in the Great War.

2pm:

Weber: Oberon: overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op.58

Llyr Williams (piano)

2.45pm:

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op.98

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

3.25pm:

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 in G minor, compl. Anthony Payne

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Peter Dickinson: Violin Concerto

Chloe Hanslip (violin)

Clark Rundell (conductor)

4.00pm:

Hoddinott: Sing a New Song

Paul Mealor: In Flanders Fields

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Adrian Partington (director)

4.15pm:

Butterworth: 6 Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad', arr. for voice and orchestra

James Rutherford (baritone)

Kriss Russman (conductor).

AO30120160222

Katie Derham presents a week of performances from the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. Today's selection includes a recent concert of Brahms's Fourth Symphony and Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto from Cheltenham Town Hall. The chorus features in works by Welsh composers, plus a recording of a new orchestration of Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad, a poignant setting of A.E. Housman from a composer who would be killed in the Great War.

2pm:

Weber: Oberon: overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op.58

Llyr Williams (piano)

2.45pm:

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op.98

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

3.25pm:

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 in G minor, compl. Anthony Payne

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Peter Dickinson: Violin Concerto

Chloe Hanslip (violin)

Clark Rundell (conductor)

4.00pm:

Hoddinott: Sing a New Song

Paul Mealor: In Flanders Fields

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Adrian Partington (director)

4.15pm:

Butterworth: 6 Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad', arr. for voice and orchestra

James Rutherford (baritone)

Kriss Russman (conductor).

AO30220160223

Katie Derham presents a week of performances from the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. Today's selection features a concert given during the orchestra's recent tour of South America from Santiago, Chile, including Tchaikovsky's powerful 5th Symphony. The chorus sings a new BBC Radio 3 co-commission from Mark Bowden, the fruit of a trip to Patagonia he made following the steps of the Welsh settlers in Argentina.

2.00pm:

Butterworth: Suite for String Quartette (arr. Russman)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Kriss Russman (conductor)

c.2.20pm

Mathias: A Dance Overture (Dawns Agored) Op.16

Ginastera: Harp Concerto Op.25

Catrin Finch (harp)

Grant Llewellyn (conductor)

2.50pm:

Britten: 4 Sea Interludes (from 'Peter Grimes') Op.33a

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op.64

4.00pm:

Mark Bowden: We Have Found a Better Land

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Adrian Partington (director).

AO30220160223

Katie Derham presents a week of performances from the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. Today's selection features a concert given during the orchestra's recent tour of South America from Santiago, Chile, including Tchaikovsky's powerful 5th Symphony. The chorus sings a new BBC Radio 3 co-commission from Mark Bowden, the fruit of a trip to Patagonia he made following the steps of the Welsh settlers in Argentina.

2.00pm:

Butterworth: Suite for String Quartette (arr. Russman)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Kriss Russman (conductor)

c.2.20pm

Mathias: A Dance Overture (Dawns Agored) Op.16

Ginastera: Harp Concerto Op.25

Catrin Finch (harp)

Grant Llewellyn (conductor)

2.50pm:

Britten: 4 Sea Interludes (from 'Peter Grimes') Op.33a

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op.64

4.00pm:

Mark Bowden: We Have Found a Better Land

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Adrian Partington (director).

AO30320160224

Katie Derham presents a week of performances from the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, featuring Elgar's evocative Sea Pictures with Jennifer Johnston. The chorus sings a Marian hymn to the star of the sea by Welsh composer Grace Williams, and there's a performance from Bangor of Mendelssohn's Celtic-influenced Scottish Symphony.

2.00pm:

Elgar: Sea pictures Op.37

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Francesco Angelico (conductor)

2.25pm:

Grace Williams: Ave maris stella

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Adrian Partington (director)

2.40pm:

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor Op.56 (Scottish)

AO30320160224

Katie Derham presents a week of performances from the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, featuring Elgar's evocative Sea Pictures with Jennifer Johnston. The chorus sings a Marian hymn to the star of the sea by Welsh composer Grace Williams, and there's a performance from Bangor of Mendelssohn's Celtic-influenced Scottish Symphony.

2.00pm:

Elgar: Sea pictures Op.37

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Francesco Angelico (conductor)

2.25pm:

Grace Williams: Ave maris stella

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Adrian Partington (director)

2.40pm:

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor Op.56 (Scottish)

AO30420160226

Katie Derham presents recent performances from the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales including two favourite Russian works from the twentieth century with Radio 3 New Generation Artists. The chorus sings a harrowing account of the blitz in a setting of a poem by Dylan Thomas, and there's a recent studio recording of Prokfiev's suite from his rarely heard ballet The Tale of the Buffoon, a dark and murderous story commissioned by Diaghilev for his Ballets Russes.

2.00pm:

Prokofiev: Chout - suite op.21a

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Perry So (conductor)

2.35pm:

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43 for piano and orchestra

Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)

Tecwyn Evans (conductor)

3.05pm:

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op.107

Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello)

3.40pm:

Mathias: Ceremony after a Fire Raid Op.63

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Adrian Partington (director)

4.05pm:

Michael Berkeley: Gregorian Variations

Richard Hickox (conductor).