Nordic Ensembles And Festivals

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AO30120151221

With Penny Gore. All this week's programmes feature recordings from Nordic festivals and ensembles, for the Northern Lights season. First today the BBC Singers in concert perform all the shortlisted carols in the Radio 3 Carol Competition.

Then the spotlight is on the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under their prestigious Honorary Conductor, Herbert Blomstedt, plus the Lapland Chamber Orchestra performs music from Finland by Sibelius and Kalevi Aho.

14:00

Presented by

BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition finalists

BBC Singers

Followed by music for the Northern Lights season, with Penny Gore

14:45

Sibelius: Rakastava

Lapland Chamber Orchestra

Carolina Eyck (conductor)

15:00

Kalevi Aho: Theremin Concerto

Carolina Eyck (theremin/conductor)

15:30

Ingvar Lidholm: Laudi

Swedish Radio Chorus

15:40

Beethoven: Symphony no.2

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Herbert Blomstedt (conductor).

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Penny Gore presents a selection of recordings for Northern Lights, with Nordic ensembles performing works from Northern countries. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra perform works by Sibelius including his evocative Symphony no.5, and orchestras from Norway, Sweden and Iceland peform works by the current generation of composers, including a world premiere.

14.00

Sibelius: The Bard

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste

14.10

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Karawane

Swedish Radio Chorus

Mikaeli Chamber Chorus

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen

14.45

Ludvig Norman: Symphony No. 3 in D minor, Op. 58

Conductor Philipp von Steinaecker

15.15

Per Nørgård: Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra

Peter Herresthal (violin)

Jakob Kullberg (cello)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Andrew Litton

15.40

Magnus Lindburg: EXPO

Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Anna-Maria Helsing

15.50

Sibelius: Symphony No.5

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Penny Gore presents performances from Nordic ensembles for Northern Lights. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven conducted by Herbert Blomstedt and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform Nielsen.

14.00

Nielsen: Hymnus Amoris, Op.12

David Danholt (tenor)

Adam Riis (baritone)

Klara Ek (soprano)

Johan Karlstrom (bass)

Torsten Nielsen (baritone)

Men's voices of the Danish National Concert Chorus

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Juanjo Mena

14.20

Staffan Bjorkland: Moonscapes (premiere)

Susanne Francett (soprano)

Ladies voices from the Swedish Radio Choir

Lisa Viguier Vallgarda (harp)

Mats Wallin (bass clarinet)

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

conductor Daniel Harding

14.40

Beethoven: Symphony no.7

conductor Herbert Blomstedt.