Afternoon on 3 - Barber/Schuman Centenary - Episode 4
Presented by Penny Gore. The conclusion of a week of programmes featuring anniversary composers Samuel Barber and William Schuman includes the first orchestral work of his that Barber heard performed in public, his "Music for a scene from Shelley"- specially recorded for the programme by the BBC Philharmonic and Clark Rundell. William Schuman's 3rd Symphony is performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Juilliard School of Music graduate Leonard Slatkin. And there's more from the Juilliard school as conductor Jo Ann Falletta performs fellow American Amy Beach's "Gaelic Symphony" of 1896 with the BBC Philharmonic. 2 Curtis Institute alumni perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat - pianist Richard Goode and conductor Alan Gilbert, with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. And to round off the week, Samuel Barber's delicious Violin Concerto, performed by Tai Murray with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Nicholas Braithwaite. Barber: Music for a scene from Shelley BBC Philharmonic Clark Rundell, conductor Mozart: Piano Concerto No.18 in B flat Richard Goode, piano San Francisco Symphony Alan Gilbert, conductor 2.40pm Amy Beach: "Gaelic" Symphony BBC Philharmonic Jo Ann Falletta, conductor 3.20pm Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 in F (Op.102) Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Andrew Litton, conductor 3.40pm William Schuman: Symphony No.3 BBC Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin, conductor 4.30pm Barber: Violin Concerto Tai Murray, violin BBC National Orchestra of Wales Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor.