BBC Orchestras - Summer Sounds

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AO30120120910

With Penny Gore. BBC Orchestras in music by Howells and Tchaikovsky.

AO30120120910

Penny Gore launches Afternoon on 3's new season with summer sounds from BBC Orchestras. Featuring the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's concerts at the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival; a sultry live concert from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; a British blockbuster Prom from the BBC Symphony Orchestra; and an expedition with several of the orchestras into the countryside and mountains of central Europe. The week also sets the scene for a particular focus on British music and British performers all winter in Afternoon on 3, culminating in special weeks focusing on the music of Michael Tippett and Benjamin Britten in March and June 2013.

We begin today with a second chance to hear Martyn Brabbins conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (among others) in what was, remarkably, the first-ever Proms performance of Herbert Howells' masterpiece Hymnus Paradisi. Then the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Josep Pons take over the stage - or should that be 'pit'? - for a complete performance of Tchaikovsky's great Nutcracker ballet, given a couple of weeks ago at the Edinburgh Festival.

Howells: Hymnus Paradisi

Miah Persson (soprano),

Andrew Kennedy (tenor),

London Philharmonic Choir,

BBC Symphony Chorus,

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

c. 2.45pm

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (complete ballet)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Josep Pons (conductor).

AO30120120910

With Penny Gore. BBC Orchestras in music by Howells and Tchaikovsky.

AO30120120910

Penny Gore launches Afternoon on 3's new season with summer sounds from BBC Orchestras. Featuring the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's concerts at the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival; a sultry live concert from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; a British blockbuster Prom from the BBC Symphony Orchestra; and an expedition with several of the orchestras into the countryside and mountains of central Europe. The week also sets the scene for a particular focus on British music and British performers all winter in Afternoon on 3, culminating in special weeks focusing on the music of Michael Tippett and Benjamin Britten in March and June 2013.

We begin today with a second chance to hear Martyn Brabbins conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (among others) in what was, remarkably, the first-ever Proms performance of Herbert Howells' masterpiece Hymnus Paradisi. Then the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Josep Pons take over the stage - or should that be 'pit'? - for a complete performance of Tchaikovsky's great Nutcracker ballet, given a couple of weeks ago at the Edinburgh Festival.

Howells: Hymnus Paradisi

Miah Persson (soprano),

Andrew Kennedy (tenor),

London Philharmonic Choir,

BBC Symphony Chorus,

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

c. 2.45pm

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (complete ballet)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Josep Pons (conductor).

AO30220120911

Penny Gore launches Afternoon on 3's new season with summer sounds from the BBC Orchestras - featuring a sultry live concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales of music from Britain and the Med. Summer nights in Spain, France and Italy with Chabrier, Delius, Falla and Walton; and the famous dances from Michael Tippett's Midsummer opera. Plus star clarinettist Michael Collins directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a brand-new recording of Gerald Finzi's gorgeous Clarinet Concerto.

Live

Chabrier: Espana

Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Interval

c. 2.50pm

Walton: Siesta

Delius: In a Summer Garden

Tippett: Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage)

Javier Perianes (piano),

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Michael Francis (conductor).

c. 3.45pm

Finzi: Clarinet Concerto

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Michael Collins (clarinet/director).

AO30220120911

Penny Gore launches Afternoon on 3's new season with summer sounds from the BBC Orchestras - featuring a sultry live concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales of music from Britain and the Med. Summer nights in Spain, France and Italy with Chabrier, Delius, Falla and Walton; and the famous dances from Michael Tippett's Midsummer opera. Plus star clarinettist Michael Collins directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a brand-new recording of Gerald Finzi's gorgeous Clarinet Concerto.

Live

Chabrier: Espana

Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Interval

c. 2.50pm

Walton: Siesta

Delius: In a Summer Garden

Tippett: Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage)

Javier Perianes (piano),

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Michael Francis (conductor).

c. 3.45pm

Finzi: Clarinet Concerto

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Michael Collins (clarinet/director).

AO30320120912

Penny Gore launches Afternoon on 3's new season with summer sounds from the BBC Orchestras. Today there's a second chance to hear Martyn Brabbins conduct Elgar's First Symphony at the 2012 Proms, plus cellist Natalie Clein joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for a brand-new recording of one of Ernest Bloch's Jewish-inspired masterpieces.

Elgar: Symphony no. 1 in A flat major

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

c. 2.55pm

Ernest Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness

Natalie Clein (cello),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

AO30320120912

Penny Gore launches Afternoon on 3's new season with summer sounds from the BBC Orchestras. Today there's a second chance to hear Martyn Brabbins conduct Elgar's First Symphony at the 2012 Proms, plus cellist Natalie Clein joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for a brand-new recording of one of Ernest Bloch's Jewish-inspired masterpieces.

Elgar: Symphony no. 1 in A flat major

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

c. 2.55pm

Ernest Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness

Natalie Clein (cello),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

AO304 LAST20120914

Penny Gore launches Afternoon on 3's new season with summer sounds from the BBC Orchestras. She ends the week with an intrepid expedition led by three BBC Orchestras into the countryside and mountains of central Europe. Experienced mountain guide Donald Runnicles leads his BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on a relaxed tramp through Beethoven's pastoral landscape (and a passing storm) before setting out on day-long traverse of an Alpine peak, as mapped out by Richard Strauss.

And to set the scene, we visit the small but perfectly formed Tatra mountain range on the border between Poland and Slovakia. Polish composer Mieczyslaw Karlowicz and his Czech contemporary Vítezslav Novák both loved these mountains - Novák even pioneered a route up one of the highest peaks, and Karlowicz was killed there in a skiing accident at the age of only 32 - and in the early years of the twentieth century, a decade before Strauss, they each wrote symphonic poems inspired by their Tatran experiences.

Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Eternal Songs

BBC Philharmonic,

Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor).

c. 2.25pm

Vítezslav Novák: In the Tatras

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Jakub Hrusa (conductor).

c. 2.45pm

Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F major (Pastoral)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

c. 3.30pm

Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

AO304 LAST20120914

Penny Gore launches Afternoon on 3's new season with summer sounds from the BBC Orchestras. She ends the week with an intrepid expedition led by three BBC Orchestras into the countryside and mountains of central Europe. Experienced mountain guide Donald Runnicles leads his BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on a relaxed tramp through Beethoven's pastoral landscape (and a passing storm) before setting out on day-long traverse of an Alpine peak, as mapped out by Richard Strauss.

And to set the scene, we visit the small but perfectly formed Tatra mountain range on the border between Poland and Slovakia. Polish composer Mieczyslaw Karlowicz and his Czech contemporary Vítezslav Novák both loved these mountains - Novák even pioneered a route up one of the highest peaks, and Karlowicz was killed there in a skiing accident at the age of only 32 - and in the early years of the twentieth century, a decade before Strauss, they each wrote symphonic poems inspired by their Tatran experiences.

Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Eternal Songs

BBC Philharmonic,

Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor).

c. 2.25pm

Vítezslav Novák: In the Tatras

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Jakub Hrusa (conductor).

c. 2.45pm

Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F major (Pastoral)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

c. 3.30pm

Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony