BBC Philharmonic And Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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AO30120120625Penny Gore presents a week of programmes focusing on recent performances by the BBC Philharmonic and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Today the emphasis is on the BBC Philharmonic, with pianist Martin Roscoe joining the orchestra in performances of Liszt's Totentanz and Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto. Then, Bruch's Concerto for clarinet, viola and orchestra, a late work in the composer's canon which makes good use of the tonal similarities between the two solo instruments. To finish, the BBC Philharmonic perform Elgar's 1st Symphony, which had its premiere in 1908 in Manchester, just up the road from the orchestra's home.

There's a chance to hear the BBC SSO play Elgar's 2nd Symphony in tomorrow's programme. The BBC Philharmonic return on Wednesday with a concert live from their home at MediaCity, Salford.

Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola

Leo Hussain (conductor).

Liszt: Totentanz

Martin Roscoe (piano),

2.25pm

Bruch: Concerto in E minor, Op. 88 for clarinet, viola and orchestra

John Bradbury (clarinet),

Steven Burnard (viola),

Garry Walker (conductor).

2.40pm

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Juanjo Mena (conductor).

3.30pm

Elgar: Symphony no. 1 in A flat major

AO30220120626Penny Gore presents a week of programmes focusing on recent performances by the BBC Philharmonic and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Today, the spotlight is on the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with a concert they gave in Edinburgh last October with their chief conductor Donald Runnicles, including Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs and Elgar's 2nd Symphony.

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin joins the orchestra in a performance from December of Prokofiev's 2nd Piano Concerto, a work whose wild energy divided opinion at its premiere in 1913 before the score was lost in a fire. This revised version is from 1923. There's a chance to hear Prokofiev's 1st violin concerto in tomorrow's programme, in a live BBC Philharmonic concert from Salford with soloist James Ehnes.

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

Richard Strauss: 4 Last Songs

Michaela Kaune (soprano),

2.30pm

Elgar: Symphony no. 2 in E flat major

3.25pm

Stanford: Irish Rhapsody no. 3, Op. 137

Gemma Rosefield (cello),

Andrew Manze (conductor).

3.40pm

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 2

Denis Kozhukhin (piano),

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

AO303Live From Salford20120627Presented by Penny Gore.

Stuart Flinders presents a live concert given by the BBC Philharmonic at their MediaCity base in Salford. They're joined by their conductor laureate Gianandrea Noseda, who brings a decidedly Italian feel to the programme with the overture to Verdi's Luisa Miller and Casella's Italia. In between, violinist James Ehnes takes to the stage to perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto no. 1 - written in 1917, the most productive year of the composer's life.

Live:

Verdi: Overture to Luisa Miller

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, Op. 19

Casella: Italia, Op.11

James Ehnes (violin),

BBC Philharmonic,

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)..

3pm

Brahms: Tragic Overture

Presented by Penny Gore.

Stuart Flinders presents a live concert given by the BBC Philharmonic at their MediaCity base in Salford. They're joined by their conductor laureate Gianandrea Noseda, who brings a decidedly Italian feel to the programme with the overture to Verdi's Luisa Miller and Casella's Italia. In between, violinist James Ehnes takes to the stage to perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto no. 1 - written in 1917, the most productive year of the composer's life.

Live:

Verdi: Overture to Luisa Miller

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, Op. 19

Casella: Italia, Op.11

James Ehnes (violin),

BBC Philharmonic,

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)..

3pm

Brahms: Tragic Overture

AO304 LAST20120629Penny Gore rounds off her week of programmes focusing on recent performances by the BBC Philharmonic and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Today both orchestras share equal billing. The BBC Philharmonic and conductor Nicholas Kraemer perform Haydn's Symphony no. 97, one of the composer's 'London' symphonies and a work full of march-like rhythms and fanfare motifs; and Berg's 7 Early Songs with mezzo Jennifer Johnston and conductor Philippe Bach.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Douglas Boyd are joined by Anthony Marwood for two works by Schumann for violin and orchestra - including Schumann's own violin version of his cello concert - before Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles takes the reins for Mahler's 4th Symphony.

Haydn: Symphony no. 97 in C major

BBC Philharmonic,

Nicholas Kraemer (conductor).

2.25pm

Schumann: Fantasy in C major

Anthony Marwood (violin),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Douglas Boyd (conductor).

2.40pm

Berg: 7 Early Songs

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo),

Philippe Bach (conductor).

3pm

Schumann: Concerto in A minor, (Op.129), arr. composer for violin & orchestra (from the cello concerto)

3.20pm

Mahler: Symphony no. 4

Ji Young Yang (soprano),

Donald Runnicles (conductor).