The Full Works Concert with Jane Jones and Catherine Bott

Classic FM Live September 2016 Weekdays, 8-10pm

The Full Works Concert - presented by Jane Jones (Monday-Wednesday) and Catherine Bott (Thursday-Friday) – brings the world’s greatest music into your living room.

Friday 2nd December, 8pm: The Year 1875

1875 was one of those all-important years for classical music: it contained the premieres of some of today’s most popular pieces, and saw the birth of one of the 19th century’s most talented violinists, Fritz Kreisler.

Catherine Bott examines some of the very best music to come out of 1875, including Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 and Dvorak’s Symphony No.5.

Georges Bizet - Carmen Suite
Myung-Whun Chung conducts the Bastille Opera Orchestra

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor Opus 23
Piano: Andrei Gavrilov / Riccardo Muti conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No.5 in F major Opus 67
Jose Serebrier conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Kreisler - Prelude & Allegro in the style of Pugnani
Violin: Nigel Kennedy, Piano: John Lenehan / Charles Dutoit conducts the Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Monday 5th December, 8pm: The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Live on Classic FM

For the next five nights, Classic FM has teamed up with arguably the world’s greatest orchestra – the Berlin Philharmonic – to bring listeners exclusive concerts given by the ensemble in 2015 and 2016, and recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie.

On the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death, it’s an all-Mozart affair on Classic FM. Katie Breathwick presents his Sinfonia Concertante, ‘Posthorn’ Serenade, and Piano Concerto No.24, in a stunning performance by soloist Piotr Anderszewski. With one of the world’s best orchestras playing works by arguably the finest composer to have lived, you’ll be in great company this evening.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major K.364
Violin: Daishin Kashimoto, Viola: Amihai Grosz / Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor K.491
Piano: Piotr Anderszewski / Giovanni Antonini conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade No.9 in D major K.320, ‘Posthorn’
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 6th December, 8pm: The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Live On Classic FM

In the second of our five exclusive concerts from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra this week, Katie Breathwick presents a varied selection of music.

We’ll hear Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture conducted by Mariss Jansons, followed by Rimsky-Korsakov’s powerful blend of East and West in his musical telling of the Arabian Nights: Scheherazade. At the heart of the concert is a beautiful performance of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with soloist Nikolai Lugansky.

Hector Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture Opus 9
Mariss Jansons conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade Opus 35
Tugan Sokhiev conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Opus 43
Piano: Nikolai Lugansky / Tugan Sokhiev conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Gabriel Faure - Pelleas & Melisande Suite Opus 46
Tugan Sokhiev conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 7th December, 8pm: The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Live on Classic FM

We hear one of the world’s greatest orchestras – the Berlin Philharmonic – on sparkling form, as Katie Breathwick presents the third concert in our exclusive, week-long series on Classic FM.

The concert opens with Simon Rattle at the helm, as he conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Zubin Metha then takes to the podium for a show-stopping demonstration of the Berlin Philharmonie’s mighty organ with Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 (‘Organ’). The concert closes with Korngold’s cinematic Violin Concerto, performed by soloist Gil Shaham.

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.1 in C major Opus 21
Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Camille Saint-Saëns - Symphony No.3 in C minor Opus 78, ‘Organ’
Organ: Thierry Escaich / Zubin Mehta conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Franz Schmidt - Notre-Dame – Intermezzo
Zubin Mehta conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Violin Concerto in D major Opus 35
Violin: Gil Shaham / Zubin Mehta conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 8th December, 8pm: The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Live on Classic FM

Every evening this week, we’re celebrating one of the world’s greatest orchestras, the Berlin Philharmonic, with five exclusive concerts, recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie.

 Catherine Bott presents a unique opportunity to hear the Berlin Phil’s New Year’s Concert from 31st December 2015, with Simon Rattle on the podium. The star guest is Anne-Sophie Mutter, who shines with Saint-Saëns’ thrilling Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. We’ll also hear Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 featuring the legendary Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini, before finishing with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.3 (‘Polish’) with Semyon Bychkov leading the orchestra. 

Emmanuel Chabrier - L’étoile – Overture
Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Camille Saint-Saens - Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Opus 28
Violin: Anne-Sophie Mutter / Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Opus 11
Piano: Maurizio Pollini / Christian Thielemann conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 in D major Opus 29, ‘Polish’
Semyon Bychkov conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 9th December, 8pm: The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Live on Classic FM

For the final instalment of Classic FM’s exclusive access to one of the world’s greatest orchestras, we join the Berlin Philharmonic in a special summer outdoor concert given at the Waldbühne in June this year.

We’ll hear an abundance of Czech music, representing the country’s passion, verve and colour. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, one of the world stars of the younger generation of conductors, presents Dvorák’s sunny and folkloric Sixth Symphony, as well as Smetana’s famous Vltava. In another piece by Dvorák, his Violin Concerto, we hear the wonderful violinist Lisa Batiashvili.

Join Catherine Bott and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for a stunning end to an extraordinary week of concerts, only on Classic FM.

Bedrich Smetana - Vltava
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Antonin Dvorák - Violin Concerto in A minor Opus 53
Violin: Lisa Batiashvili / Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Antonin Dvorák - Symphony No.6 in D major Opus 60
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 

Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance in G minor Opus 46 No.8
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Paul Lincke - Berliner Luft
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Monday 12th December, 8pm: A Royal Scottish Celebration

Jane Jones brings us spectacular music from Glasgow, to celebrate Classic FM’s Orchestra in Scotland’s 125th anniversary year.

This concert, recorded for exclusive broadcast on Classic FM, brings together four giants of the classical music world: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Mahler and Strauss. We’ll hear the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on fine form, under the direction of Jean-Claude Picard.

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien Opus 45
Jean-Claude Picard conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Opus 18
Piano: Boris Giltburg / Jean-Claude Picard conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No.5 in C-sharp minor
Jean-Claude Picard conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier Suite Opus 59
Jean-Claude Picard conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Tuesday 13th December, 8pm: The Best of the Mottram Piano Competition 2016

The RNCM James Mottram Piano Competition takes place every two years, offering an all-round learning experience for young pianists under the age of 30 from all over the world.

Jane Jones presents the final of the competition, recorded live at the RNCM Concert Hall last week. One winner will be chosen from five finalists, who have a list of beautiful repertoire to choose from. They’re joined on stage by Classic FM’s Orchestra in the North West, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, in a concert which is sure to demonstrate outstanding young musical talent. Join them on Classic FM to hear every note, and find out who will be crowned victorious.

Programme to include some of the below:

Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Opus 21

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major Opus 73

Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 16

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No.21 in C major K.467

Franz Liszt - Piano Concerto No.1 in E-flat major

Franz Liszt - Piano Concerto No.2 in A major

Wednesday 14th December, 8pm: Music from the Shires

Jane Jones features music inspired by, written about, and named after some of the counties of England.

The concert opens with a name synonymous with the English countryside: Ralph Vaughan Williams. We’ll hear his Norfolk Rhapsody performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, before a suite of folkdances from the Cotswolds by Philip Lane. The concert closes with a nod to Lincolnshire from honourary Englishman, Percy Grainger.

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Norfolk Rhapsody No.2
Richard Hickox conducts the London Symphony Orchestra

Philip Lane - Suite of Cotswold Folkdances
Gavin Sutherland conducts the Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Jon Lord - Durham Concerto
Cello: Matthew Barley, Violin: Ruth Palmer, Northumbrian pipes: Kathryn Tickell, Hammond organ: Jon Lord 

Gustav Holst - A Somerset Rhapsody Opus 21 No.1
David Lloyd-Jones conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra 

Percy Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy
Simon Rattle conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 15th December, 8pm: A Westminster Christmas on Classic FM

The Parliament Choir is an ensemble formed of the UK’s politicians, who set aside their differences and join together every Christmas for a special evening of music.

This year’s concert, recorded last week by Classic FM, took place in St John Smith’s Square, and Catherine Bott is offering listeners the chance to experience it again tonight. The choir of MPs joined by the Royal Air Force Salon Orchestra in a programme of festive choral works, readings, and audience carols.

Also featured is the premiere of ‘This Light of Reason’, a new commission in memory of Jo Cox MP, whose life was tragically taken earlier this year. Join Catherine for this special, reflective moment amidst a busy time of year. 

Friday 16th December, 8pm: Classic FM Presents - Christmas at St Paul's Cathedral

Catherine Bott presents a special concert, recorded exclusively for Classic FM, given at St Paul’s Cathedral last week in aid of the MS Society. 

The Cathedral Consort of St Paul’s is joined by special guests, including the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, John Mark Ainsley, Gerald Finley, Sir John Tomlinson and Catherine Wyn Rogers for an evening of uplifting Christmas music.  We’ll also hear readings from celebrities, specially written by Abi Morgan for the occasion.

Join Catherine Bott for this special Christmas concert, recorded in beautiful surroundings – only on Classic FM. 

Monday 19th December, 8pm: A Royal Scottish Celebration

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Classic FM’s Orchestra in Scotland, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jane Jones presents an exclusive concert recorded last week in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.

Few pianists understand Beethoven more profoundly than Lars Vogt, and tonight offers an exclusive opportunity to hear him in action as he joins the Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s poetic Piano Concerto No.4. 

There’s secret romance afoot with Rachmaninov’s love letter to his own past, disguised as three colourful symphonic dances, and the blazing fiddles of Kodály’s Dances of Galánta will surely set your feet tapping under the baton of guest conductor Rafael Payare.

Zoltan Kodaly - Dances of Galanta
Rafael Payare conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Opus 58
Piano: Lars Vogt / Rafael Payare conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances Opus 45
Rafael Payare conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Tuesday 20th December, 8pm: The NSPCC Christmas Carol Concert from St Paul's Cathedral

Jane Jones presents a special festive concert from St Paul’s Cathedral, recorded exclusively for Classic FM last week, in aid of the NSPCC – and held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Childline.

The tenor Russell Watson and soprano Lesley Garrett join celebrities including Dame Esther Rantzen for a glittering evening filled with festive music, readings, and traditional Christmas carols, all from one of Europe’s most iconic cathedrals.

Wednesday 21st December, 8pm: The Tiffin Boys' Choir Christmas Carol Concert

Since its foundation nearly 70 years ago, the Tiffin Boys’ Choir has been one of the few state school choirs to have been continually at the forefront of the choral music scene. Tonight, Jane Jones presents their annual Christmas Concert, recorded exclusively for Classic FM at Kingston Parish Church.

We’ll enjoy an evening of Nine Lessons and Carols, with iconic Anglican music from the choral repertoire, along with congregational carols. Reading the lessons are special guests Griff Rhys Jones, Anne Robinson and Jenny Seagrove. 

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to gather the family together for a magical evening. 

Thursday 22nd December, 8pm: The Great Ormond Street Christmas Carol Concert

Every year, Great Ormond Street Hospital presents a glorious evening of festive music to raise much-needed funds. This year, the seventeenth annual concert took place in St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, in aid of Great Ormond Street’s ‘Room to Breathe’ appeal.

Catherine Bott gives Classic FM listeners the chance to re-live every moment, with popular congregational carols and inspirational readings from a host of famous faces – including Sir Derek Jacobi and Dame Diana Rigg.  Plus: a special guest performance from the star soprano Danielle de Niese.

Friday 23rd December, 8pm: A Celebration of Carols from the University of Aberdeen

Last week, the north of Scotland came to a small church in the heart of London, as the University of Aberdeen presented their London Christmas carol concert.

Classic FM was there to capture the evening – from the lone piper welcoming guests, to stunning music from young French trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin-Vary. There’s also a chance to hear the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir, under the direction of composer Paul Mealor, with a selection of Scottish favourites and seasonal carols from choir and congregation.

Join Catherine for an exclusive concert of warmth and festivity in true Scottish style, with readings from Sir Tony Robinson and other special guests. 

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