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Haydn's Clock Symphony is the climax of tonight's Full Works Concert, which also features the nation's favourite piano concerto.
One of the greatest piano concertos of all time begins the Full Works Concert tonight, and it’s a superb recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 by Simon Trpceski and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Vasily Petrenko.
There are also summery contributions from Antonio Vivaldi and Paul Reade - his Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite, and the Symphony No.101 - the 'Clock' - by Haydn. Listen to the bassoons and the strings in the second movement and you'll hear something quite striking: that incessant rhythmic pulse sounds so much like a timepiece going round and round it was given the perfect moniker.
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Opus 18
Piano: Simon Trpceski
Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite Opus 40
Eivind Aadland conducts the WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne
Paul Reade: The Victorian Kitchen Garden: Suite
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No.101 in D major
Howard Shelley conducts the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland
Antonio Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto in D major RV.93 (arranged for harp)
Xavier De Maistre directs L'Arte del Mondo from the harp