Penny Gore introduces a week of British Music with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of Afternoon on 3's British Music Season. Includes a concert recorded in Cardiff last November with Nicola Heywood Thomas, as part of the Welsh Foundations Series, focusing on three major composers of the twentieth century - Alun Hoddinott, William Mathias and Daniel Jones. Nicola also talks to a Welsh composer who has left her native land to live and work in the USA - Hilary Tann. The final programme in the series is live this Friday from the home of the orchestra, BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff.
Alun Hoddinott: The Sun, the Great Luminary of the Universe, Op 76
Tecwyn Evans (conductor)
William Mathias: Piano Concerto No 3, Op 40
Llŷr Williams (piano)
Alan Rawsthorne: Symphonic Studies
Perry So (conductor)
Hilary Tann: The Grey Tide and the Green
Daniel Jones: Symphony (in memory of John Fussell)
Bridge: The Sea
Penny Gore presents a week of British Music with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of Afternoon on 3's British Music Season. From 2000 to 2006, Richard Hickox was Principal Conductor with the orchestra, and together they recorded many CDs of British music. Today Penny features some of the highlights of that rich legacy, and talks to Adrian Partington, Director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales, and who worked closely with Richard throughout that period.
Bridge: Enter Spring
Richard Hickox (conductor)
Leighton: Organ Concerto
John Scott (organ)
Tippett: Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage
Holst: The Hymn of Jesus, Op.37
Gloucester Cathedral Choir
Elgar (orch Gordon Jacob): Organ Sonata, Op.28
Stanford: Songs of the Sea, Op.91
Gerald Finley (baritone)
Penny Gore presents a week of concerts by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of Afternoon on 3's British Music Season. Today features recent concerto performances from Llandudno and Cardiff including highlights from the 2016 Vale of Glamorgan Festival.
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Christoph Koenig (conductor)
Mark Boden: Ghyll
Edwin Outwater (conductor)
Guto Puw: Violin Concerto
Madeleine Mitchell (violin)
Karl Jenkins: Euphonium Concerto
David Childs (euphonium)
Bramwell Tovey (conductor).