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BBC Radio 3's Music Nation

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Michael Torke's Javelin, composed for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture. Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a celebratory concert inspired by the Olympics.

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Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff, Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a celebratory concert inspired by the Olympics, and featuring a world premiere by celebrated Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.

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Petroc Trelawny introduces singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performing his exquisite Five Shakespeare Sonnets with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a Shakespeare-inspired programme live from the Barbican Centre in London.

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Petroc Trelawny introduces John Adams's rollicking Lollapalooza with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a Shakespeare-inspired programme live from the Barbican Centre in London.

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Petroc Trelawny introduces music from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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JS Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042. Alina Ibragimova makes her Academy of Ancient Music debut in a programme which vividly charts groundbreaking developments in the role of the violin as a solo instrument.

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Urban Classic on Saturday 3 March 2012, the Barbican's 30th birthday, was a meeting of musical cultures, bringing together the BBC Symphony Orchestra with leading artists from the UK's urban music scene, including multiple BRIT and MOBO Award-winner Ms. Dynamite, N-Dubz producer Fazer, Essex MC Devlin and London MC Skepta.

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Korngold's 'Robin Hood Suite' - music to the 1938 film score 'Adventures of Robin Hood'. Played by the RTE Concert Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra as part of Music Nation, 4 March 2012.

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Praise Aloud the Trees. A BBC Radio 3 commission by Northern Ireland composer Brian Irvine. The text is from Sweeney Astray, a translation by Seamus Heaney of Buile Suibhne, a 12th-century Irish cycle about the Ulster petty king "mad Sweeney", who lost his reason at the Battle of Mag Rath or Moira in 637. 4 March 2012.

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