Afternoon on 3 - Towards Messiaen: Exoticism - Episode 1

Presented by Penny Gore. Radio 3's Messiaen centenary celebrations continue with a programme featuring music looking to far-away places, from the deserts of Africa to the strange sounds of the far East. Bizet: Carmen Suite No 1 BBC National Orchestra of Wales Josep Cabelle-Domenech (conductor) Felicien-Cesar David: Le desert, for tenor, narrator, chorus and orchestra Mario Joao Alves (tenor) Diogo Doria (narrator) Sao Carlos National Theatre Chorus Portuguese Symphony Orchestra Nader Abbassi (conductor) Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques Garrick Ohlsson (piano) MDR Symphony Orchestra Jun Markl (conductor) Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe - Suites Nos 1 and 2 Quebec Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Yoav Talmi (conductor) Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi arr. for soprano and orchestra Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano) SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden and Freiburg Sylvain Cambreling (conductor) Debussy: Nocturnes for orchestra Women of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Richard Hickox (conductor).