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AO30120130603

Katie Derham presents a week celebrating Benjamin Britten in his centenary year, and launches a month-long Afternoon on 3 series of British symphonies. There are contributions across the week by BBC orchestras from every country in the UK, as well as the BBC Singers.

Across the week there's a particular focus on Britten's works for solo instruments and orchestra, including three of them alongside his popular Simple Symphony in a live concert by the Ulster Orchestra tomorrow. The Thursday Opera Matinee is Britten's rarely heard American operetta Paul Bunyan. The week's British symphonists include Grace Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Michael Tippett and John McCabe...

and, to start the week, Britten himself. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra play his Sinfonia da Requiem, alongside music by Rachmaninov, Osvaldo Golijov and Britten's friend Shostakovich. Then the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform a concerto by the teenage Britten, and an early British symphony by Samuel Sebastian Wesley.

Britten: Sinfonia da requiem

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E flat major

2.45pm

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3

Denis Kozhukin (piano),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

3.25pm

Golijov: Last Round

Joshua Weilerstein (conductor).

3.40pm

Britten, ed. Colin Matthews: Concerto for violin, viola and orchestra

Lawrence Power (viola),

Anthony Marwood (violin),

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).

4pm

Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Symphony in C minor

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

AO30120130603

Katie Derham presents a week celebrating Benjamin Britten in his centenary year, and launches a month-long Afternoon on 3 series of British symphonies. There are contributions across the week by BBC orchestras from every country in the UK, as well as the BBC Singers.

Across the week there's a particular focus on Britten's works for solo instruments and orchestra, including three of them alongside his popular Simple Symphony in a live concert by the Ulster Orchestra tomorrow. The Thursday Opera Matinee is Britten's rarely heard American operetta Paul Bunyan. The week's British symphonists include Grace Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Michael Tippett and John McCabe...

and, to start the week, Britten himself. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra play his Sinfonia da Requiem, alongside music by Rachmaninov, Osvaldo Golijov and Britten's friend Shostakovich. Then the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform a concerto by the teenage Britten, and an early British symphony by Samuel Sebastian Wesley.

Britten: Sinfonia da requiem

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E flat major

2.45pm

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3

Denis Kozhukin (piano),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

3.25pm

Golijov: Last Round

Joshua Weilerstein (conductor).

3.40pm

Britten, ed. Colin Matthews: Concerto for violin, viola and orchestra

Lawrence Power (viola),

Anthony Marwood (violin),

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).

4pm

Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Symphony in C minor

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

Katie Derham presents a week celebrating Benjamin Britten in his centenary year, and launches a month-long Afternoon on 3 series of British symphonies. There are contributions across the week by BBC orchestras from every country in the UK, as well as the BBC Singers.

Across the week there's a particular focus on Britten's works for solo instruments and orchestra, including three of them alongside his popular Simple Symphony in a live concert by the Ulster Orchestra tomorrow. The Thursday Opera Matinee is Britten's rarely heard American operetta Paul Bunyan. The week's British symphonists include Grace Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Michael Tippett and John McCabe...

.. and, to start the week, Britten himself. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra play his Sinfonia da Requiem, alongside music by Rachmaninov, Osvaldo Golijov and Britten's friend Shostakovich. Then the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform a concerto by the teenage Britten, and an early British symphony by Samuel Sebastian Wesley.

Britten: Sinfonia da requiem

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E flat major

2.45pm

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3

Denis Kozhukin (piano),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

3.25pm

Golijov: Last Round

Joshua Weilerstein (conductor).

3.40pm

Britten, ed. Colin Matthews: Concerto for violin, viola and orchestra

Lawrence Power (viola),

Anthony Marwood (violin),

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).

4pm

Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Symphony in C minor

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

AO30220130604

Katie Derham presents a week celebrating the music of Benjamin Britten in his centenary year and launching a month-long series of British symphonies in Afternoon on 3.

Today's programme starts with the Ulster Orchestra live in concert from Belfast: an all-Britten concert featuring concertante works and his ever-popular Simple Symphony. There's more concertante Britten from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, plus music by the Austrian composer Britten wanted to study with (but never did), Alban Berg, and by his friend Grace Williams.

LIVE

Britten: Two Portraits

Britten, arr. Colin Matthews: Temporal Variations

Britten: Lachrymae

Britten: Simple Symphony

Christopher Blake (oboe),

Philip Dukes (viola),

Ulster Orchestra,

Michael Francis (conductor).

3pm

Berg: 7 Early Songs

Ruby Hughes (soprano),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

David Parry (conductor).

3.15pm

Britten/Colin Matthews: Movements for a Clarinet Concerto

Olli Leppäniemi (clarinet),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Joshua Weilerstein (conductor).

3.30pm

Grace Williams: Symphony No. 2

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Owain Arwel Hughes (conductor).

AO30220130604

Katie Derham presents a week celebrating the music of Benjamin Britten in his centenary year and launching a month-long series of British symphonies in Afternoon on 3.

Today's programme starts with the Ulster Orchestra live in concert from Belfast: an all-Britten concert featuring concertante works and his ever-popular Simple Symphony. There's more concertante Britten from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, plus music by the Austrian composer Britten wanted to study with (but never did), Alban Berg, and by his friend Grace Williams.

LIVE

Britten: Two Portraits

Britten, arr. Colin Matthews: Temporal Variations

Britten: Lachrymae

Britten: Simple Symphony

Christopher Blake (oboe),

Philip Dukes (viola),

Ulster Orchestra,

Michael Francis (conductor).

3pm

Berg: 7 Early Songs

Ruby Hughes (soprano),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

David Parry (conductor).

3.15pm

Britten/Colin Matthews: Movements for a Clarinet Concerto

Olli Leppäniemi (clarinet),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Joshua Weilerstein (conductor).

3.30pm

Grace Williams: Symphony No. 2

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Owain Arwel Hughes (conductor).

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Katie Derham presents a week celebrating the music of Benjamin Britten in his centenary year and launching a month-long series of British symphonies in Afternoon on 3.

Britten: Piano Concerto (original version)

Howard Shelley (piano),

BBC Philharmonic,

Edward Gardner (conductor).

2.35pm

Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb

Micaela Haslam (soprano)

Cherith Millburn-Fryer (mezzo-soprano)

Christopher Bowen (tenor)

Michael Bundy (bass)

Stephen Farr (organ)

BBC Singers,

David Hill (conductor).

2.50pm

Tippett: Symphony No. 4

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Michael Tippett (conductor).

AO30320130605

Katie Derham presents a week celebrating the music of Benjamin Britten in his centenary year and launching a month-long series of British symphonies in Afternoon on 3.

Britten: Piano Concerto (original version)

Howard Shelley (piano),

BBC Philharmonic,

Edward Gardner (conductor).

2.35pm

Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb

Micaela Haslam (soprano)

Cherith Millburn-Fryer (mezzo-soprano)

Christopher Bowen (tenor)

Michael Bundy (bass)

Stephen Farr (organ)

BBC Singers,

David Hill (conductor).

2.50pm

Tippett: Symphony No. 4

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Michael Tippett (conductor).

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Katie Derham makes a lightning fast tour around four of the BBC's Orchestras - from Ulster, Wales, Scotland and England - to conclude her week celebrating the music of Benjamin Britten in his centenary year, and launching a month-long series of British symphonies in Afternoon on 3.

Every Friday in June Afternoon on 3 will feature a symphony by a living British composer: today it's John McCabe. You can hear two works by Britten, plus music by his Polish-born contemporary Andrzej Panufnik, Mozart and Dvorak.

John McCabe: Symphony No. 4 (Of Time and the River)

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Vernon Handley (conductor).

1430

Britten: Diversions for piano left hand and orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D major, K.297 (Paris)

Finghin Collins (piano),

Ulster Orchestra,

Alan Buribayev (conductor).

1510

Panufnik: Katyn Epitaph

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).

1530

Britten: Phaedra

Ruby Hughes (soprano),

Thomas Sondergard (conductor).

1545

Dvorak: Symphony no. 7 in D minor

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Joshua Weilerstein (conductor).

AO304 LAST20130607

Katie Derham makes a lightning fast tour around four of the BBC's Orchestras - from Ulster, Wales, Scotland and England - to conclude her week celebrating the music of Benjamin Britten in his centenary year, and launching a month-long series of British symphonies in Afternoon on 3.

Every Friday in June Afternoon on 3 will feature a symphony by a living British composer: today it's John McCabe. You can hear two works by Britten, plus music by his Polish-born contemporary Andrzej Panufnik, Mozart and Dvorak.

John McCabe: Symphony No. 4 (Of Time and the River)

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Vernon Handley (conductor).

1430

Britten: Diversions for piano left hand and orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D major, K.297 (Paris)

Finghin Collins (piano),

Ulster Orchestra,

Alan Buribayev (conductor).

1510

Panufnik: Katyn Epitaph

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).

1530

Britten: Phaedra

Ruby Hughes (soprano),

Thomas Sondergard (conductor).

1545

Dvorak: Symphony no. 7 in D minor

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Joshua Weilerstein (conductor).

Katie Derham makes a lightning fast tour around four of the BBC's Orchestras - from Ulster, Wales, Scotland and England - to conclude her week celebrating the music of Benjamin Britten in his centenary year, and launching a month-long series of British symphonies in Afternoon on 3.

Every Friday in June Afternoon on 3 will feature a symphony by a living British composer: today it's John McCabe. You can hear two works by Britten, plus music by his Polish-born contemporary Andrzej Panufnik, Mozart and Dvorak.

John McCabe: Symphony No. 4 (Of Time and the River)

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Vernon Handley (conductor).

1430

Britten: Diversions for piano left hand and orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D major, K.297 (Paris)

Finghin Collins (piano),

Ulster Orchestra,

Alan Buribayev (conductor).

1510

Panufnik: Katyn Epitaph

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).

1530

Britten: Phaedra

Ruby Hughes (soprano),

Thomas Sondergard (conductor).

1545

Dvorak: Symphony no. 7 in D minor

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Joshua Weilerstein (conductor).