BBC Performing Groups Best Of 2015

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AO30120151228

Ian Skelly presents highlight concerts and recordings given by the BBC Performing groups this year. The programme begins with music from a concert the BBC National Orchestra of Wales gave at St David's Hall in Cardiff, featuring Rachmaninov's choral symphony The Bells, for which they were joined by the BBC National Chorus of Wales and soloists Anastasia Kalinga, John Daszak and Mikhail Petrenko. Then to the BBC Philharmonic for performances of Haydn's Symphony no.44, 'Trauer', and Schubert's Symphony no.9 'The Great' both conducted by Juanjo Mena.

2pm

Stravinsky Fireworks Op.4

Borodin Polovtsian dances (from 'Prince Igor') for orchestra (& chorus ad lib)

Elgar Cockaigne (In London town) - overture Op.40

c.2.35pm

Rachmaninov The Bells (Kolokola) Op.35 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Anastasia Kalinga (soprano)

John Daszak (tenor)

Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

BBC National Chorus Of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

c.3.10pm

Haydn Symphony no. 44 in E minor H.1.44 (Trauer)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

c.3.30pm

Schubert Symphony no. 9 in C major D.944 (Great)

AO30120151228

Ian Skelly presents highlight concerts and recordings given by the BBC Performing groups this year. The programme begins with music from a concert the BBC National Orchestra of Wales gave at St David's Hall in Cardiff, featuring Rachmaninov's choral symphony The Bells, for which they were joined by the BBC National Chorus of Wales and soloists Anastasia Kalinga, John Daszak and Mikhail Petrenko. Then to the BBC Philharmonic for performances of Haydn's Symphony no.44, 'Trauer', and Schubert's Symphony no.9 'The Great' both conducted by Juanjo Mena.

2pm

Stravinsky Fireworks Op.4

Borodin Polovtsian dances (from 'Prince Igor') for orchestra (& chorus ad lib)

Elgar Cockaigne (In London town) - overture Op.40

c.2.35pm

Rachmaninov The Bells (Kolokola) Op.35 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Anastasia Kalinga (soprano)

John Daszak (tenor)

Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

BBC National Chorus Of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

c.3.10pm

Haydn Symphony no. 44 in E minor H.1.44 (Trauer)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

c.3.30pm

Schubert Symphony no. 9 in C major D.944 (Great)

AO30220151229

begins with Dylan Thomas's prose poem homage to the Christmases of his childhood, illustrated with seasonal music for choir performed by the BBC Singers. Then the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in concert from Edinburgh's Usher Hall with a performance of Strauss Ein Heldenleben, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican performing Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht in its arrangement for string orchestra.

2pm

Dylan Thomas: A Child's Christmas in Wales

Richard Harrington (narrator)

BBC Singers

Onyx Brass

David Hill (conductor)

c.3pm

Strauss Ein Heldenleben

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

c.3.45pm

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Op.4 arr. for string orchestra

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

AO30220151229

begins with Dylan Thomas's prose poem homage to the Christmases of his childhood, illustrated with seasonal music for choir performed by the BBC Singers. Then the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in concert from Edinburgh's Usher Hall with a performance of Strauss Ein Heldenleben, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican performing Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht in its arrangement for string orchestra.

2pm

Dylan Thomas: A Child's Christmas in Wales

Richard Harrington (narrator)

BBC Singers

Onyx Brass

David Hill (conductor)

c.3pm

Strauss Ein Heldenleben

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

c.3.45pm

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Op.4 arr. for string orchestra

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

AO30320151230

Ian Skelly continues a week celebrating the BBC Performing Groups highlight performances of 2015. Today begins with the Ulster Orchestra under Rafael Payare, who are joined by soloists Olena Tokar and Alisa Weilerstein for ever-popular works by Mozart and Elgar. Then to the BBC Concert Orchestra on tour in West Palm Beach for Britten's Variations on a Theme of Purcell, and Shostakovich's 2nd Piano Concerto performed by Charlie Albright.

2pm

Mozart Exsultate, jubilate, K165

Olena Tokar (soprano)

Ulster Orchestra

Rafael Payare (conductor)

Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

Ulster Orchestra

Rafael Payare (conductor)

c.2.45pm

Britten Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor)

c.3.05pm

Shostakovich Piano Concerto no.2 in F major

Charlie Albright (piano)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor).

AO30320151230

AO30320151230

Ian Skelly continues a week celebrating the BBC Performing Groups highlight performances of 2015. Today begins with the Ulster Orchestra under Rafael Payare, who are joined by soloists Olena Tokar and Alisa Weilerstein for ever-popular works by Mozart and Elgar. Then to the BBC Concert Orchestra on tour in West Palm Beach for Britten's Variations on a Theme of Purcell, and Shostakovich's 2nd Piano Concerto performed by Charlie Albright.

2pm

Mozart Exsultate, jubilate, K165

Olena Tokar (soprano)

Ulster Orchestra

Rafael Payare (conductor)

Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

Ulster Orchestra

Rafael Payare (conductor)

c.2.45pm

Britten Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor)

c.3.05pm

Shostakovich Piano Concerto no.2 in F major

Charlie Albright (piano)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor).

AO30320151230

AO30420160101

Ian Skelly rounds of a week celebrating the 'Best of 2015' from the BBC Performing Groups. Today's programme features the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo in Richard Strauss' suite from Der Rosenkavalier, and Nielsen's Symphony no.6. Plus the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Glazunov's The Seasons in a performance from the Music Hall in Aberdeen.

2pm

Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

c.2.25pm

Nielsen Symphony no. 6 FS.116 (Sinfonia semplice)

c.3pm

Glazunov The Seasons

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

AO30420160101

Ian Skelly rounds of a week celebrating the 'Best of 2015' from the BBC Performing Groups. Today's programme features the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo in Richard Strauss' suite from Der Rosenkavalier, and Nielsen's Symphony no.6. Plus the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Glazunov's The Seasons in a performance from the Music Hall in Aberdeen.

2pm

Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

c.2.25pm

Nielsen Symphony no. 6 FS.116 (Sinfonia semplice)

c.3pm

Glazunov The Seasons

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).