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The BBC’s Our Classical Century series concludes with a new work that marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the Moon.

Janáček’s monumental Glagolitic Mass, steeped in Moravian rhythms, is heard alongside Dvořák’s fairy-tale tone-poem.


Zosha Di Castri
Long Is the Journey – Short Is the Memory c15’
BBC commission: world premiere

The Golden Spinning Wheel 28’

– interval –

Glagolitic Mass (final version, 1928) 43’
Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1930

Asmik Grigorian soprano
Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
Ladislav Elgr tenor
Jan Martiník bass-baritone
Peter Holder organ

BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis conductor