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01Radio 3 Live In Concert20120516

Episode 01 of 02

Live from the Bridgewater Hall.

Presented by Stuart Flinders.

Sir Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in an all-Russian programme of music. The first half of the concert is devoted to two of Borodin's much-loved works, his overture to Prince Igor followed by the Second Symphony. Pianist Sofya Gulyak, the first ever female winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition, joins them in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Concert Fantasy, and the programme concludes with the stirring 1812 overture.

Borodin Overture: Prince Igor

Borodin: Symphony No.2

Sofya Gulyak (piano)

The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder (conductor).

01Radio 3 Live In Concert20121123

Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, performs Dvorak's Carnival Overture, Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 with Daniil Trifonov, and Schmidt's Symphony No 4.

Dvorak: Carnival Overture

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Meet Franz Schmidt, last of the Austrian Romantics. As storm clouds gathered over his native Austria, Schmidt poured a lifetime of heartbreak into his beautiful Fourth Symphony; music of profound emotion, glorious melody and some of the most tender poetry in 20th century music. Prize-winning 21-year-old virtuoso Daniil Trifonov is the perfect soloist for Chopin's youthful Second Concerto. Dvorak's colourful and exuberant overture starts the evening.

01Radio 3 Live In Concert20121130

Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena, performs George Benjamin's Ringed by the Flat Horizon, Haydn's Cello Concerto in C with Johannes Moser, and Dvorak's Symphony No 7.

George Benjamin: Ringed by the Flat Horizon

Haydn: Cello Concerto in C

Johannes Moser (cello)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

The concert begins with George Benjamin's electrifying musical landscape, and Johannes Moser performs Haydn's irresistible First Cello Concerto. Dvorak's Seventh Symphony is one of his darkest but most sublime works. Dvorak resolved that this Symphony would reflect his country's struggle for freedom, and his own personal struggle to reconcile his desire for peace with his Czech patriotism. He said "The opening of my Symphony flashed into my mind on the arrival of the festive train bringing our countryment from Pest".

01Radio 3 Live In Concert20131003

The Hallé Orchestra and Mark Elder with a Britten premiere and Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presented by Adam Tomlinson

Britten: "Britten in Wartime" (world premiere)

7.55 - 8.15 INTERVAL: Twenty Minutes

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 in C major Opus 60 "Leningrad"

Samuel West, narrator

Hallé Orchestra

Mark Elder, conductor

Shostakovich's Symphony No 7, the "Leningrad", was composed during the traumatic siege of Leningrad during the Second World War. The piece became a symbol of resistance and triumph over acute adversity and the score was even smuggled out of war-torn Russia on microfilm so that a performance could be given in America.

Benjamin Britten was himself working for the war effort during this time, and "Britten in Wartime", which has been put together from Britten's manuscripts by composer Colin Matthews, offers an insightful look at the composer's work for radio in 1942, consisting as it does of music Britten composed for propaganda documentaries about British life, aimed at American listeners. Selected passages from the original broadcasts are read by Samuel West, alongside the music.

01Radio 3 Live In Concert20131003

The Hallé Orchestra and Mark Elder with a Britten premiere and Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presented by Adam Tomlinson

Britten: "Britten in Wartime" (world premiere)

7.55 - 8.15 INTERVAL: Twenty Minutes

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 in C major Opus 60 "Leningrad"

Hallé Orchestra

Mark Elder, conductor

Shostakovich's Symphony No 7, the "Leningrad", was composed during the traumatic siege of Leningrad during the Second World War. The piece became a symbol of resistance and triumph over acute adversity and the score was even smuggled out of war-torn Russia on microfilm so that a performance could be given in America.

Benjamin Britten was himself living and working in America during this time, and his music "Britten in Wartime" offers an insightful look at the composer's work from this time, consisting as it does of music Britten that composed for NBC radio plays.

01Radio 3 Live In Concert20131101

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena, performs Emily Howard's 'Axon' (world premiere), Grieg's Piano Concerto with Nobuyuki Tsujii and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3.

Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presented by Martin Handley

Emily Howard: 'Axon' (BBC Radio 3 commission, world première)

Grieg: Piano Concerto

8.25 Interval: 'Discovering Music' on Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3

8.45

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano)

Nobuyuki Tsujii was touring Japan with the BBC Philharmonic in 2011 when the earthquake struck, and he has formed a special bond with the orchestra since then, with sold-out performances in a return tour to Japan, and at this year's Proms. Tonight he plays Grieg's ever-popular Piano Concerto before Juanjo Mena and the orchestra summon the mists and myths of Mendelssohn's atmospheric 'Scottish' Symphony. And we journey down the 'Mancunian Way', the theme of the BBC Philharmonic's season at The Bridgewater Hall, with a world premiere by RNCM and Manchester University graduate Emily Howard.

01Radio 3 Live In Concert20131101

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena, performs Emily Howard's 'Axon' (world premiere), Grieg's Piano Concerto with Nobuyuki Tsujii and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3.

Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presented by Martin Handley

Emily Howard: 'Axon' (BBC Radio 3 commission, world première)

Grieg: Piano Concerto

8.25 Interval: 'Discovering Music' on Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3

8.45

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano)

Nobuyuki Tsujii was touring Japan with the BBC Philharmonic in 2011 when the earthquake struck, and he has formed a special bond with the orchestra since then, with sold-out performances in a return tour to Japan, and at this year's Proms. Tonight he plays Grieg's ever-popular Piano Concerto before Juanjo Mena and the orchestra summon the mists and myths of Mendelssohn's atmospheric 'Scottish' Symphony. And we journey down the 'Mancunian Way', the theme of the BBC Philharmonic's season at The Bridgewater Hall, with a world premiere by RNCM and Manchester University graduate Emily Howard

01Radio 3 Live In Concert20131116

Live from The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Yutaka Sado, perform works including Barry Gray's 'Thunderbirds' suite, Chausson's 'Poème' with Sayaka Shoji and Walton's Symphony No 1.

Gray, arr. Black: 'Thunderbirds' Suite

Chausson: Poème

Berlioz: Rêverie et Caprice

Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

8:25 Interval: Discovering Music

8:45

Walton: Symphony No 1

BBC Philharmonic

Yutaka Sado (conductor)

Sayaka Shoji (violin)

The BBC Philharmonic's programme tonight reflects their 'Mancunian Way' of doing things! They begin with Manchester-trained Barry Gray's iconic music for 'Thunderbirds', and end with Walton's angry young man's symphony. Written in those uneasy inter-war years, his First Symphony is a controlled explosion of passion and shattering energy. There's a French treat between these two works as Japanese virtuoso Sayaka Shoji plays two contrasting showpieces for the violin. And wizardry completes this evening's menu, with Dukas's 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice', famous from Disney's 'Fantasia' and conjured up tonight in full orchestral Technicolor.

Yutaka Sado leads the BBC Philharmonic in music by Barry Gray, Chausson, Berlioz and Dukas

02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20120516

Episode 02 of 02

Live from the Bridgewater Hall.

Presented by Stuart Flinders.

Sir Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in an all-Russian programme of music. The first half of the concert is devoted to two of Borodin's much-loved works, his overture to Prince Igor followed by the Second Symphony. Pianist Sofya Gulyak, the first ever female winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition, joins them in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Concert Fantasy, and the programme concludes with the stirring 1812 overture.

Tchaikovsky: Concert Fantasy Op.56

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

Sofya Gulyak (piano)

The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder (conductor).

02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20121123

Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, performs Dvorak's Carnival Overture, Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 with Daniil Trifonov, and Schmidt's Symphony No 4.

Schmidt: Symphony No 4

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Meet Franz Schmidt, last of the Austrian Romantics. As storm clouds gathered over his native Austria, Schmidt poured a lifetime of heartbreak into his beautiful Fourth Symphony; music of profound emotion, glorious melody and some of the most tender poetry in 20th century music. Prize-winning 21-year-old virtuoso Daniil Trifonov is the perfect soloist for Chopin's youthful Second Concerto. Dvorak's colourful and exuberant overture starts the evening.

02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20121130

Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena, performs George Benjamin's Ringed by the Flat Horizon, Haydn's Cello Concerto in C with Johannes Moser, and Dvorak's Symphony No 7.

Dvorak: Symphony No 7

Johannes Moser (cello)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

The concert begins with George Benjamin's electrifying musical landscape, and Johannes Moser performs Haydn's irresistible First Cello Concerto. Dvorak's Seventh Symphony is one of his darkest but most sublime works. Dvorak resolved that this Symphony would reflect his country's struggle for freedom, and his own personal struggle to reconcile his desire for peace with his Czech patriotism. He said "The opening of my Symphony flashed into my mind on the arrival of the festive train bringing our countryment from Pest".

02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20131003
02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20131003

The Hallé Orchestra and Mark Elder with a Britten premiere and Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presented by Adam Tomlinson

Britten: "Britain to America" (world premiere)

7.55 - 8.15 INTERVAL: Twenty Minutes

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 in C major Opus 60 "Leningrad"

Hallé Orchestra

Mark Elder, conductor

Shostakovich's Symphony No 7, the "Leningrad", was composed during the traumatic siege of Leningrad during the Second World War. The piece became a symbol of resistance and triumph over acute adversity and the score was even smuggled out of war-torn Russia on microfilm so that a performance could be given in America.

Benjamin Britten was himself living and working in America during this time, and his music "Britain to America" offers an insightful look at the composer's work from this time, consisting as it does of music Britten that composed for NBC radio plays.

02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20131101
02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20131101
02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20131116

Live from The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Yutaka Sado, perform works including Barry Gray's 'Thunderbirds' suite, Chausson's 'Poème' with Sayaka Shoji and Walton's Symphony No 1.

Gray, arr. Black: 'Thunderbirds' Suite

Chausson: Poème

Berlioz: Rêverie et Caprice

Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

8:25 Interval: Discovering Music

8:45

Walton: Symphony No 1

BBC Philharmonic

Yutaka Sado (conductor)

Sayaka Shoji (violin)

The BBC Philharmonic's programme tonight reflects their 'Mancunian Way' of doing things! They begin with Manchester-trained Barry Gray's iconic music for 'Thunderbirds', and end with Walton's angry young man's symphony. Written in those uneasy inter-war years, his First Symphony is a controlled explosion of passion and shattering energy. There's a French treat between these two works as Japanese virtuoso Sayaka Shoji plays two contrasting showpieces for the violin. And wizardry completes this evening's menu, with Dukas's 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice', famous from Disney's 'Fantasia' and conjured up tonight in full orchestral Technicolor.

Yutaka Sado conducts the BBC Philharmonic in a performance of Walton's Symphony No 1.