The Full Works Concert - Friday 7 February 2014: Great British Performers

Some of today best homegrown talent ends our week of Great British Performers concerts.

Sir James Galway

Our week of Great British Performers ends with some of our greatest homegrown talent.

The organist Simon Preston kicks things off with his version of Handel 's Organ Concerto in F major. Trevor Pinnock conducts English Concert. Handel often borrowed from his own works for tunes for his organ concertos and a large part of the first movement of this one is derived from a chorus from Act 1 of his opera, Alcina

A veteran British performer follows - the original man with the golden flute, the legendary Sir James Galway (pictured) plays Mercadante's Flute Concerto in E major.

Cellist Jamie Walton was born in Germany before moving back to the UK at an early age. Noted for his rich, powerful sound with purity of tone and emotionally engaging performances, he plays the Cello Sonata in G minor Opus 19 by Rachmaninov .

The harpist Catrin Finch follows with John Rutter 's Suite Lyrique. The composer conducts Sinfonia Cymru. And the trumpeter Alison Balsom plays Bach 's Keyboard Concerto in A major BWV.1055.

Tonight's concert ends with the brilliant violinist Nigel Kennedy playing the Czardas by Monti and directing the English Chamber Orchestra.
 

George Frideric Handel: Organ Concerto in F major HWV.292
Organ: Simon Preston
Trevor Pinnock conducts English Concert

Saverio Mercadante: Flute Concerto in E major
Flute: James Galway 
Claudio Scimone conducts I Solisti Veneti

Sergei Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G minor Opus 19
Cello: Jamie Walton
Piano: Daniel Grimwood

John Rutter: Suite Lyrique
Harp: Catrin Finch
John Rutter conducts Sinfonia Cymru

Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Concerto in A major BWV.1055
Trumpet: Alison Balsom
Keyboard: Colm Carey

Vittorio Monti: Czardas
Nigel Kennedy directs the English Chamber Orchestra from the violin

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