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Rodrigo in Spain and Mendelssohn in Italy are among the summery highlights of tonight's Concert.
Tonight Jane Jones takes a trip to Spain with Rodrigo’s ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez. It was named after a famous royal site on the shore of the River Tagus (pictured), not far from Madrid, along the road to Andalusia. The composer himself said, 'In its melody the perfume of magnolias lingers, the singing of birds and the gushing of fountains.'
Jane then travels on to Italy with Mendelssohn.
John Williams: E.T. – Theme
John Williams conducts the London Symphony Orchestra
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Guitar: Narciso Yepes
Garcia Navarro conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A major Opus 90
Emmanuel Krivine conducts La Chambre Philharmonique
Frederic Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor Opus 52
Piano: Ingrid Fliter
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major BWV.1050
Rinaldo Alessandrini conducts Concerto Italiano
Aram Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra