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Beethoven's Emperor Concerto is the heart of this evening's Concert which also featured Handel, Dvorak and Mozart.
Jane Jones introduces tonight’s Full Works concert which features Beethoven’s last Piano Concerto, the Emperor, with Howard Shelley directing the Orchestra of Opera North from the piano.
"It's one of the most accomplished of all piano concertos," says Jane, "with a striking opening movement and a glorious rondo finale, but it’s the beauty and serenity of the hymn-like adagio which makes this Beethoven’s best."
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Georg Frederic Handel: Solomon – Overture
Paul McCreesh conducts the Gabrieli Consort and Players
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in Eb major
Piano: Artur Pizarro
Sir Charles Mackerras conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for Strings
Alexandr Schneider conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No.38 in D major
Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St Martin in the Fields