Jane Jones is here Monday to Wednesday from 8pm with two hours of full works. On Thursday and Friday, Catherine Bott is in the hot seat.
Bruch's love letter to his native Rhineland is at the heart of tonight's Concert.
Bruch's third and last symphony was written in Liverpool as a commission from the New York Symphony Society. Bruch wasn't satisfied with the work which he based on sketches made when he was young, and the following year he made a thorough revision of the first and fourth movements. The symphony is really a love letter from Bruch to his homeland. "This symphony is a work of life, of joy," he told a friend, "and it should have the title On the Rhine - Am Rhein - since it is a real expression of Rhineland love of life".
Jane Jones will also be marking the pianist Imogen Cooper’s 65th birthday.
Emile Waldteufel: Les Patineurs Opus 183
Ronald Corp conducts the New London Orchestra
Jean Sibelius: Karelia Suite Opus 11
Andrew Davis conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere
Harry Christophers directs The Sixteen
Richard Harvey: Concerto Antico for guitar and small orchestra
Guitar: John Williams
Paul Daniel conducts the London Symphony Orchestra
Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise Opus 34 No.14
Cello: Sonia Wieder-Atherton
Piano: Imogen Cooper
Max Bruch: Symphony No.3 in E major Opus 51
Kurt Masur conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra