The Full Works Concert - Monday 22 December 2014

Get set for Christmas with stunning seasonal music including Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

Catherine Bott presents the first of two Christmas extravaganzas on the Full Works Concert, guaranteed to provide the perfect soundtrack to present-wrapping and mince pie-making.

She takes us on a Sleigh Ride with Delius, we have season ballet scores from Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Offenbach.
 

Frederick Delius: Sleigh Ride
David Lloyd-Jones conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije, Suite
Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Suite
Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden, Suite
Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Jacques Offenbach: Ballet of the Snowflakes
Marc Minkowski conducts Les Musciens du Louvre

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The First Nowell
Richard Hicox conducts the City of London Sinfonia and the Joyful Company of Singers

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