Walton, Holst

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01Performance on 320100115

01Performance on 320100115

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

In a concert from St David's Hall, Cardiff, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by David Atherton performs Walton's classic Cello Concerto, with Alban Gerhardt as soloist. Walton composed this passionate work in Italy and it bears a clear Mediterranean influence.

Alban Gerhardt (cello)

Ladies of the BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

David Atherton (conductor)

Walton: Cello Concerto.

02 LASTPerformance on 320100115

02 LASTPerformance on 320100115

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Concluding a concert from St David's Hall, Cardiff, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by David Atherton live performs Holst's classic work The Planets. It depicts the awe and mystery of the night sky, ranging from the menace of Mars and the serene sweetness of Venus through to the joyous vigour of Jupiter - music that is said to have made the cleaners working at the hall during its first rehearsal put down their brushes and dance.

Ladies of the BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

David Atherton (conductor)

Holst: The Planets.