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Week of August 15, 2011

From the 2011 BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
CBSO Chorus (women's voices)
Stephen Hough, piano
Julia Doyle, soprano

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BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major
SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major
LISZT: Dante Symphony
GRAINGER: Shepherds Hey! –BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Hickox, conductor (Chandos 9584) The Grainger Edition, Vol. 6 –Works for Orchestra 2

Our summer in London continues this week with a piece from the dark & fiery side. It's a little crazy and a lot intense. When I found out who was involved in creating this epic work (Dante, Liszt and Wagner) I just raised my eyebrows, nodded and said to myself "Well. That makes sense." Judge for yourself.

James M. of Ontario, Canada won this week's contest by correctly ID'ing the Jules Massenet Poëme pastoral - No. 5 Crépuscule.

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Gianandrea Noseda

Stephen Hough

Julia Doyle

Franz Liszt