The Full Works Concert - Friday 12 July: London Symphony Orchestra Week

For her final special LSO concert of the week, Jane Jones presents works from the giants of classical music - Mozart and Beethoven.

LSO Haitink

Tonight, to round up the week of special Full Works Concerts dedicated to the discography of the London Symphony Orchestra , Jane Jones introduces works by Beethoven , Mozart and Dvorak - with a little interlude from an Austro-Hungarian military bandmaster.

Originally dubbed 'recollections of life in the country', Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 is his homage to the great outdoors. It's one of the first real examples of what became known as 'programme music': music that tells a specific story or paints an aural picture of a particular scene. We hear the LSO play it tonight conducted by Bernard Haitink , pictured.

Arthur Grumiaux was a Belgian violinist who made more than 30 recordings before his life was cut short by a sudden stroke at the age of 65. Tonight's recording of Mozart's Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat major was made in 1962 with Sir Colin Davis at the helm of the LSO.

Alphons Czibulka - composer of Love’s Dream After the Ball - was highly acclaimed as a military bandmaster. He composed more than 300 works, especially Viennese-style dance music and marches.

Tonight's concert finishes with Dvorak's Symphony No.7 in D minor, conducted by Istvan Kertesz. He was Principal Conductor of the LSO from 1965 to 1968 during which time he gave superbly stylish, imaginative and deft performances. He was particularly acclaimed for their recordings of the nine Dvoƙák symphonies.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Haitink 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat major
Violin: Arthur Grimiaux
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Colin Davis

Alphons Czibulka: Love’s Dream After the Ball
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D minor
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz

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