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Musical Encounters


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With Nicola Heywood Thomas and Geraint Lewis.
Bernstein Overture: Candide
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Paul Murphy
10.05 Hoddinott Fendigaid Nos BBC National Chorus of Wales, conductor Simon Halsey
10.10 Wagner Siegfried Idyll London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
10.30 Geraint Lewis Tawel Nos
BBC National Chorus of Wales, conducted by John Hugh Thomas Aled Jones (Narrator)
10.35 Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A,
K622 Martin Ronchetti ,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
11.05 Gurney Snow Ian Partridge (tenor),
Jennifer Partridge (piano)
11.10 Bridge Sir Roger de Coverley ECO, conductor Benjamin Britten
11.20 Handel Behold , I Shall Tell
You a Mystery: The Trumpet Shall Sound (Messiah)
Bryn Terfel (baritone),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
11.35 Artists of the Week:
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
11.55 Johann Strauss (son) Champagne Polka
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Willi Boskovsky


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Geraint Lewis.
Conductor: Paul Murphy
Conductor: Hoddinott Fendigaid Nos
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conducted By: John Hugh Thomas
Narrator: Aled Jones
Unknown: Martin Ronchetti
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Piano: Jennifer Partridge
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Handel Behold
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky

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