BBC Performing Groups Best Of 2014

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AO30120141229

This week celebrates the BBC Performing Groups with some of their highlight concerts and recordings from over the last year. Today's programme includes the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on tour in Mumbai with Nicola Benedetti as soloist in Mozart's Violin Concerto no.5. The orchestra followed this with Tchaikovsky's fate-ridden Symphony no.4. Then pianist Barry Douglas and the Ulster Orchestra take centre stage with Strauss' Burleske, recorded as part of the 2014 Strauss 150 celebrations. Finally the BBC Philharmonic end the afternoon with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony no.4, conducted by Juanjo Mena at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.

Presented by Penny Gore.

c.2.10pm

Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major K.219 for violin and orchestra

Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4 in F minor Op.36

Nicola Benedetti (Violin)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

James MacMillan (conductor)

c.3.30pm

Strauss Burleske in D minor

Barry Douglas (piano)

Ulster Orchestra

Michael Seal (conductor)

c.3.50pm

Beethoven Symphony no. 4 in B flat major Op.60

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor).

AO30120141229

This week celebrates the BBC Performing Groups with some of their highlight concerts and recordings from over the last year. Today's programme includes the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on tour in Mumbai with Nicola Benedetti as soloist in Mozart's Violin Concerto no.5. The orchestra followed this with Tchaikovsky's fate-ridden Symphony no.4. Then pianist Barry Douglas and the Ulster Orchestra take centre stage with Strauss' Burleske, recorded as part of the 2014 Strauss 150 celebrations. Finally the BBC Philharmonic end the afternoon with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony no.4, conducted by Juanjo Mena at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.

Presented by Penny Gore.

c.2.10pm

Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major K.219 for violin and orchestra

Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4 in F minor Op.36

Nicola Benedetti (Violin)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

James MacMillan (conductor)

c.3.30pm

Strauss Burleske in D minor

Barry Douglas (piano)

Ulster Orchestra

Michael Seal (conductor)

c.3.50pm

Beethoven Symphony no. 4 in B flat major Op.60

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor).

AO30220141230

Afternoon on 3 continues its celebration of the BBC Performing Groups with some of their highlight concerts and recordings from 2014. Today's programme features the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in concert at Cheltenham Town Hall performing Bartok and Barber with cellist Alban Gerhardt. Then it's the turn of the BBC Singers, and music to celebrate their 90th birthday this year. Finally to the BBC Concert Orchestra and part of a concert they gave called Crazy Paris, including Milhaud's Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel with narrators Alistair McGowan and Kevin Eldon.

Presented by Penny Gore.

c.2.20pm

Bartok Divertimento Sz.113 for string orchestra

Barber Concerto Op.22 for cello and orchestra

Alban Gerhardt (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Walwa

Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

c.3.15pm

Michael Tippett The Weeping Babe

Judith Bingham Unpredictable but providential

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

c.3.35pm

Porter Within the quota

Milhaud Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel

Alistair McGowan and Kevin Eldon (narration in Milhaud)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor).

AO30220141230

AO30220141230

Afternoon on 3 continues its celebration of the BBC Performing Groups with some of their highlight concerts and recordings from 2014. Today's programme features the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in concert at Cheltenham Town Hall performing Bartok and Barber with cellist Alban Gerhardt. Then it's the turn of the BBC Singers, and music to celebrate their 90th birthday this year. Finally to the BBC Concert Orchestra and part of a concert they gave called Crazy Paris, including Milhaud's Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel with narrators Alistair McGowan and Kevin Eldon.

Presented by Penny Gore.

c.2.20pm

Bartok Divertimento Sz.113 for string orchestra

Barber Concerto Op.22 for cello and orchestra

Alban Gerhardt (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Walwa

Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

c.3.15pm

Michael Tippett The Weeping Babe

Judith Bingham Unpredictable but providential

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

c.3.35pm

Porter Within the quota

Milhaud Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel

Alistair McGowan and Kevin Eldon (narration in Milhaud)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor).

AO30220141230

AO30320141231

Afternoon on 3 continues its celebration of the BBC Performing Groups with some highlight concerts and recordings from over the last year. Today's programme features the BBC Philharmonic on tour in Valencia performing Walton, Bartok and Turina. Then the BBC Singers, and music they performed as part of Radio 3's Strauss 150 celebrations - his Deutsche Motette.

Presented by Penny Gore

c.2.05pm

Walton Scapino - overture

c.02.15pm

Bartok Concerto Sz.116 for orchestra

Turina Danzas fantasticas Op.22 for orchestra : Orgia

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

c.3pm

Strauss Deutsche Motette

Olivia Robinson (soprano), Rebecca Lodge (mezzo-soprano),

Edward Goater (tenor), Edward Price (bass)

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor).

AO30320141231

Afternoon on 3 continues its celebration of the BBC Performing Groups with some highlight concerts and recordings from over the last year. Today's programme features the BBC Philharmonic on tour in Valencia performing Walton, Bartok and Turina. Then the BBC Singers, and music they performed as part of Radio 3's Strauss 150 celebrations - his Deutsche Motette.

Presented by Penny Gore

c.2.05pm

Walton Scapino - overture

c.02.15pm

Bartok Concerto Sz.116 for orchestra

Turina Danzas fantasticas Op.22 for orchestra : Orgia

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

c.3pm

Strauss Deutsche Motette

Olivia Robinson (soprano), Rebecca Lodge (mezzo-soprano),

Edward Goater (tenor), Edward Price (bass)

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor).

AO304A Christmas Carol20150101

Afternoon on 3 continues its BBC Performing Groups Best of 2014 with a chance to hear the BBC Singers and Symphony Orchestra in Neil Brand's new adaption of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. In this dark and atmospheric version of the story, follow Ebenezer Scrooge as his past, present and future conspire to teach him the real spirit of Christmas, and his own humanity, to an exciting orchestral underscore. Plus more from the BBC Singers' 90th birthday concert, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing Part, and the Ulster Orchestra in Strauss as part of Radio 3's Strauss 150 celebrations.

Presented by Penny Gore.

c.2pm

Neil Brand A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge (Robert Powell)

Ghost of Christmas Past/Laundress/ Maid/Woman (Sophie Thompson)

Ghost of Christmas Present/Jacob Marley (Ron Cook)

Dora/Mrs Fezziwig/Betty (Tracy-Ann Oberman)

Alfred/Phil 1/Fezziwig/Fat man 1/Man (Patrick Brennan)

Benjamin/Fred/Phil 2/Fat man 2/Undertaker (Shaun Mason)

Charles - (young)/Cratchit/Joe (Paul Heath)

Emily/Belle/Mrs Cratchit/ Charwoman (Hannah Genesius)

Fanny/Fan/Tiny Tim/Boy (Bettrys Jones)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Martin Andre (conductor)

David Hunter and Neil Brand (directors)

Ann McKay and David Hunter (producers)

c.3.15pm

Bob Chilcott Weather Report

Lennox Berkeley There was neither grass nor corn

Britten Shepherd's Carol

Helen Neeve (sop), Margaret Cameron (mezzo-soprano),

Stephen Jeffes (tenor), Andrew Rupp (bass)

Bob Chilcott ( conductor)

c.3.30pm

Part Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

c.3.40pm

Strauss Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Op.60

Ulster Orchestra

Michael Seal (conductor).

AO304A Christmas Carol20150101

Afternoon on 3 continues its BBC Performing Groups Best of 2014 with a chance to hear the BBC Singers and Symphony Orchestra in Neil Brand's new adaption of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. In this dark and atmospheric version of the story, follow Ebenezer Scrooge as his past, present and future conspire to teach him the real spirit of Christmas, and his own humanity, to an exciting orchestral underscore. Plus more from the BBC Singers' 90th birthday concert, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing Part, and the Ulster Orchestra in Strauss as part of Radio 3's Strauss 150 celebrations.

Presented by Penny Gore.

c.2pm

Neil Brand A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge (Robert Powell)

Ghost of Christmas Past/Laundress/ Maid/Woman (Sophie Thompson)

Ghost of Christmas Present/Jacob Marley (Ron Cook)

Dora/Mrs Fezziwig/Betty (Tracy-Ann Oberman)

Alfred/Phil 1/Fezziwig/Fat man 1/Man (Patrick Brennan)

Benjamin/Fred/Phil 2/Fat man 2/Undertaker (Shaun Mason)

Charles - (young)/Cratchit/Joe (Paul Heath)

Emily/Belle/Mrs Cratchit/ Charwoman (Hannah Genesius)

Fanny/Fan/Tiny Tim/Boy (Bettrys Jones)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Martin Andre (conductor)

David Hunter and Neil Brand (directors)

Ann McKay and David Hunter (producers)

c.3.15pm

Bob Chilcott Weather Report

Lennox Berkeley There was neither grass nor corn

Britten Shepherd's Carol

Helen Neeve (sop), Margaret Cameron (mezzo-soprano),

Stephen Jeffes (tenor), Andrew Rupp (bass)

Bob Chilcott ( conductor)

c.3.30pm

Part Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

c.3.40pm

Strauss Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Op.60

Ulster Orchestra

Michael Seal (conductor).

AO30520150102

The final programme celebrating the BBC Performing Groups' Best of 2014 features the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with soloist Chloe Hanslip for Bruch's ever-popular Violin Concerto no.1. Then the BBC Symphony Orchestra with a highlight from this year's Proms season - Vaughan Williams' Job, conducted by Sakari Oramo. There's the final section from the BBC Singers 90th Birthday concert before we return to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for a performance of Mahler's 4th Symphony given at St David's Cathedral.

Presented by Penny Gore.

c.2.10pm

Bruch Concerto no. 1 in G minor Op.26 for violin and orchestra

Chloe Hanslip (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Nicholas Collon (conductor)

c.2.35pm

Vaughan Williams Job - a masque for dancing

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

c.3.35pm

Mahler Symphony no. 4 in G major

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor).

AO30520150102

AO30520150102

The final programme celebrating the BBC Performing Groups' Best of 2014 features the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with soloist Chloe Hanslip for Bruch's ever-popular Violin Concerto no.1. Then the BBC Symphony Orchestra with a highlight from this year's Proms season - Vaughan Williams' Job, conducted by Sakari Oramo. There's the final section from the BBC Singers 90th Birthday concert before we return to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for a performance of Mahler's 4th Symphony given at St David's Cathedral.

Presented by Penny Gore.

c.2.10pm

Bruch Concerto no. 1 in G minor Op.26 for violin and orchestra

Chloe Hanslip (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Nicholas Collon (conductor)

c.2.35pm

Vaughan Williams Job - a masque for dancing

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

c.3.35pm

Mahler Symphony no. 4 in G major

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor).

AO30520150102