Today's Afternoon on 3 features a concert from the BBC Concert Orchestra called 'Music to Die For', presented by John Hannah and including some of the wealth of music written for funerals, and on the subject of death. Today's Russian Concerto is Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 4 performed by Denis Kozhukhin with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and there's more from the BBC Singers' celebration of the music of Edmund Rubbra.
Presented by Penny Gore.
Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
Mozart: Confutatis and Lacrimosa from Requiem
Mahler: 'Der Abschied' from Das Lied von der Erde
Purcell: March from Funeral Music for Queen Mary
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Tavener: Song for Athene
Faure: 'In Paradisum' from Requiem
Verdi: 'Libera Me' from Requiem
Ilona Domnich (soprano)
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
David Temple (conductor)
Presented by John Hannah
Rubbra: Dormi Jesu, Op. 3 no. 1
Two Madrigals, Op. 52
David Hill (conductor)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major (for the left hand)
Denis Kozhukhin (piano)
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Jun Markl (conductor).