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.

Tuesday 17th January, 8pm: Musical Holidays, part 2 - France

Each night this week, during the Full Works Concert, Classic FM is transporting listeners overseas to enjoy the music of some of the most popular holiday destinations picked by Brits ever year.

Tonight’s programme, presented by Jane Jones, shines the spotlight on France. We begin with an overture to Rameau’s opera Dardanus, premiered back in the 1730s, which is followed by some musical impressionism from Ravel. 

Six further famous French composers feature tonight including Faure, Debussy, Bizet and Saint-Saens.

Jean-Philippe Rameau - Dardanus – Overture
Christophe Rouset conducts Les Talens Lyriques

Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour une infante defunte
Leonard Slatkin conducts Lyon National Opera Orchestra

Georges Bizet - L’Arlesienne Suite No.2
Andrew Davis conducts the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Gabriel Faure - Elegie Opus 24
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber / Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts the English Chamber Orchestra

Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque
Piano: Pascal Rogé

Hector Berlioz - Royal Hunt & Storm
Daniel Barenboim conducts the Orchestre de Paris

Benjamin Godard - Concerto Romantique Opus 35
Violin: Chloe Hanslip / Kirk Trevor conducts the Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

Camille Saint-Saens - Suite for Orchestra Opus 49
Douglas Bostock conducts the Chamber Philharmonic of Bohemia

Wednesday 18th January, 8pm: Musical Holidays, part 3 - USA

For the third instalment of this week’s series of concerts, focussing on five of the most popular holiday destinations for us Brits, we’re going stateside.

Tonight’s programme kicks off with a sparkling recording of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the New York born Simone Dinnerstein at the keyboard. Other notable pieces in the programme are Samuel Barber’s intensely beautiful Adagio for Strings played by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland’s evocative Appalachian Spring and a fun piece for wind orchestra – Robert Russell Bennett’s Suite of Old American Dances. Jane Jones presents.

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Piano: Simone Dinnerstein / Kristjan Jarvi conducts the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
David Zinman conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Robert Russell Bennett - Suite of Old American Dances
Clark Rundell conducts the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra

Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring
Richard Hickox conducts the City of London Sinfonia

William Henry Fry - The Breaking Heart
Tony Rowe conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Amy Beach - Theme & Variations for Flute & String Quartet Opus 80
Flute: Helen Keen / Ambache Chamber Ensemble

Scott Joplin - Magnetic Rag
Piano: Philip Dyson

Thursday 19th January, 8pm: Musical Holidays, part 4 - Italy

Every night this week on Classic FM, the Full Works Concert is dedicated to the music of some of the most popular holiday destinations of the British.

Tonight we’re in Italy and Catherine Bott presents a programme that contains the music of the some of the country’s famous luminaries. There’s everything from Rossini’s playful overture for his opera The Silken Ladder, to the full-bodied emotive Contemplazione by Catalani.

Sarah Chang dazzles in Vitali’s Chaconne and Riccardo Chailly conducts a Giuseppe Verdi rarity, the composer’s Adagio for Trumpet & Orchestra.

Gioachino Rossini - The Silken Ladder – Overture
Antonio Pappano conducts the National Academy of St Cecilia Orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi - Mandolin Concerto in C major RV.425
Mandolin: Giovanni Scaramuzzino / Fabio Biondi conducts Europa Galante

Alfredo Catalani - Contemplazione
Riccardo Muti conducts Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

Antonio Salieri - Piano Concerto in B-flat major
Piano: Paul Badura-Skoda / Claudio Scimone conducts I Solisti Veneti

Tomaso Antonio Vitali - Chaconne in G minor
Violin: Sarah Chang / Jun Markl conducts the English Chamber Orchestra

Giuseppe Verdi - Adagio for Trumpet & Orchestra
Trumpet: Gianluigi Petrarulo / Riccardo Chailly conducts the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan

Luigi Boccherini - String Quintet in E major Opus 13 No.5
Cello: Richard Lester / Vanbrugh Quartet

Ottorino Respighi - 3 Botticelli Pictures
Geoffrey Simon conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Friday 20th January, 8pm: Musical Holidays, part 5 - Great Britain

For the final instalment of this week’s series of concerts, focussing on five of the most popular holiday destinations for us Brits, we’re staying closer to home, with a good old ‘staycation’.

Catherine Bott presents a musical catalogue of pieces written about, and composed by those from, our isles.

Welsh composer Alun Hoddinott’s Folksong Suite is in a programme that contains Northern Ireland-born Hamilton Harty’s An Irish Symphony, and Scottish contemporary composer/pianist Phamie Gow’s gentle depiction of Rackwick Bay.

We’ll also enjoy the output of English composers Arthur Sullivan, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar and Henry Wood.

Arthur Sullivan - The Pirates of Penzance – Overture
Alexander Faris conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Ralph Vaughan Williams - 5 Variants of ‘Dives & Lazarus’
Barry Wordsworth conducts the New Queen’s Hall Orchestra

Benjamin Britten - 4 Sea Interludes Opus 33a
William Boughton conducts the English Symphony Orchestra

Phamie Gow - Rackwick Bay
Piano: Phamie Gow

Hamilton Harty - An Irish Symphony
Bryden Thomson conducts the Ulster Orchestra

Alun Hoddinott - Folksong Suite
Andrew Penny conducts the Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Edward Elgar - Froissart Opus 19
David Lloyd-Jones conducts the Orchestra of Opera North

Henry Wood - Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Lt Col. Nick Grace conducts the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines

Monday 23rd January, 8pm: Great British Orchestras - part 1

This week we’re celebrating the wealth of fantastic orchestras that the UK has to offer. These musical outfits form the backbone of our live classical music industry, and for the next five nights, we’ll hear a wide range of fantastic recordings from a great variety of British ensembles.

Included in tonight’s programme are two recently released recordings: firstly, Mozart’s light and spritely Flute Concerto No.1 performed by the Royal Northern Sinfonia with soloist Juliette Bausor. The second is from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s acclaimed Tchaikovsky cycle, as we hear the composer’s fate-filled Symphony No.4.

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra also feature; Jane Jones presents.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute Concerto No.1 in G major K.313
Flute: Juliette Bausor / Jaime Martin conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia                                               

Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen Opus 20                                         
Joshua Bell / Andrew Litton conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra                                         

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4 in F minor Opus 36
Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra                               

George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No.3 in G major
Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St.Martin in the Fields                                   

Camille Saint-Saens - Rhapsodie d’Auvergne Opus 73
Piano: Stephen Hough / Sakari Oramo conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra                                

Frederick Delius - Over the hills and far away
David Lloyd-Jones conducts the Orchestra of Opera North

Tuesday 24th January, 8pm: Great British Orchestras - part 2

Every night this week, we’re shining the spotlight on Britain’s very best orchestras. This evening, Jane Jones presents a programme that includes musicians from the Midlands, the capital, and the south coast.

We’ll hear an historic and emotional performance by Jacqueline du Pre of Matthias Georg Monn’s Cello Concerto, as well as a recording of Dvorak’s Symphony No.8 that the then veteran conductor Sir Charles Mackerras made with the Philharmonia.

To round off this programme is the next generation of British orchestral musicians – the National Youth Orchestra – in a brand-new recording of Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra.

William Walton - Orb & Sceptre
Louis Fremaux conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra                                

Henry Purcell - ‘When I am laid in earth’ (Arranged for orchestra by L. Stokowski)
Jose Serebrier conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra                                       

Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No.8 in G major Opus 88
Charles Mackerras conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra                                               

Matthias Georg Monn - Cello Concerto in G minor
Cello: Jacqueline du Pre / John Barbirolli conducts the London Symphony Orchestra                                            

Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Edward Gardner conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Wednesday 25th January, 8pm: Great British Orchestras - part 3

To mark Burns Night, the third instalment of Classic FM’s survey of the finest British orchestras has a distinctly Scottish flavour – with music written either by Scots, or performed by orchestras based north of the border.

Three orchestras with ‘Royal’ status feature: the programme starts with Liverpool’s finest performing Hamish MacCunn’s famous concert overture depicting the ‘land of the mountain and flood’. We’ll also hear the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, experts in Light Music, play Muir Mathieson’s tuneful ‘Grampians’ suite, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra treats us to Glazunov’s music from the Middle Ages.

Hamish MacCunn - The Land of the Mountain & the Flood                           
Douglas Bostock conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra                               

Max Bruch - Scottish Fantasy Opus 46                                       
Violin: Vanessa-Mae / Viktor Fedotov conducts the London Symphony Orchestra                                             

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No.36 in C major K.425
Charles Mackerras conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra                                           

Alexander Glazunov - From the Middle Ages Opus 79                                            
Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra                                    

Muir Mathieson - From the Grampians: Suite                                     
John Wilson conducts the Royal Ballet Sinfonia                                                 

Thursday 26th January, 8pm: Great British Orchestras - part 4

Classic FM’s celebration of the very best British orchestral continues, beginning tonight with a very famous drumroll from one of the best-loved of all piano concertos, in a recording made by Lars Vogt and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, when maestro Simon Rattle was at the helm.

Sibelius said of his second symphony, “It is as if the Almighty had thrown down the pieces of a mosaic for heaven’s floor and asked me to put them together.” It’s a mighty work, and the combined forces of the London Symphony Orchestra and Colin Davis bring it to life tonight. Catherine Bott presents. 

Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 16
Piano: Lars Vogt / Simon Rattle conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra                                

Edward Elgar - Serenade in E minor for Strings Opus 20
Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St.Martin in the Fields                                    

Jean Sibelius - Symphony No.2 in D major Opus 43
Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra                                            

Ludwig August Lebrun - Oboe Concerto No.7 in F major
Oboe: Kurt Meier / Howard Griffiths conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia   

Friday 27th January, 8pm: Great British Orchestras - part 5

Tonight sees the final instalment of five special Full Works Concerts, championing the very best British orchestras. The wealth of live classical music in the UK on offer is something to cherish, and Catherine Bott celebrates this fact over two hours tonight.

The programme begins in dramatic fashion, with Beethoven’s famous Symphony No.5 in an exhilarating live performance given by the London Philharmonic and Klaus Tennstedt in 1990. This energetic opening is further enforced by a recent recording made by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with its Chief Conductor, Kirill Karabits, of Mussorgsky’s ever-popular Pictures at an Exhibition.

Join Catherine for a stirring and inspiring Friday night of music!

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.5 in C minor Opus 67                               
Klaus Tennstedt conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra                                        

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis                           
Nicholas Cleobury conducts the Britten Sinfonia                                                     

Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition                                      
Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra     

Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major                                   
Trumpet: John Wallace / Christopher Warren-Green conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra        

Edward Elgar - Dream Children Opus 43
Mark Elder conducts the Halle Orchestra                                              

 
 

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