Every day this week, BBC Radio 3’s ‘Afternoon Concert’ programme features performances by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, including several retrospective broadcasts and a particular tribute to clarinettist Robert Plane.
Rob left his post at BBCNOW last month, after spending 21 years as Principal Clarinet. This week of Radio 3 ‘Afternoon Concerts’ featuring the orchestra includes a celebration of Rob’s tenure by looking back at some recorded highlights. Tune in today just after 3:30pm to hear Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, and tomorrow at 3:45pm to hear Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie. Click here to listen again to Tuesday’s broadcast of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto — more details below.
Rob features particularly prominently in three of this week’s concerts:
Tuesday 20 July, which includes Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.
Ian Skelly paid tribute to Rob in his introduction to this concert — click the link above to listen again.
Introduction starts 1:16:56 into the programme, with Copland Concerto beginning at 1:18:19.
BBCNOW under the baton of Eric Stern.
Thursday 22 July, featuring Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto.
Rob performs this great work with BBCNOW, conducted by Thomas Sondergard.
Programme at 2:00pm, with Nielsen Concerto beginning at c. 3:35pm.
Friday 23 July, which includes Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie.
Rob featuring as soloist with BBCNOW under the baton of Tadaaki Osaka.
Programme at 2:00pm, with Debussy beginning at c. 3:45pm.