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.
As the world's most recorded orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra's body of work is truly impressive; tonight Jane Jones introduces works by Vaughan Williams, Gershwin and Mendelssohn
Throughout February we’ve been celebrating the Great Orchestras of the World, and tonight we round off the series on home soil, dedicating the show to Classic FM’s Orchestra in the City of London. Opening with 5 Variants of Dives & Lazarus by a quintessentially British composer, Vaughan Williams, we’ll then head further afield with music by Ravel and George Gershwin, but the centrepiece of this evening’s show is Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.2 – nearly an hour and a quarter to immerse yourself in!
Ralph Vaughan Williams: 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Conductor: Richard Hickox
George Gershwin: Embraceable You
Violin: Joshua Bell
Conductor: John Williams
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 in B flat major (‘Hymn of Praise’), Tracks 1-14
Soloists: Karita Mattila, Elizabeth Connell, Hans Peter Blochwitz
Claudio Abbado conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Maurice Ravel: Bolero
Conductor: Valery Gergie
Listen again to this Full Works Concert (for seven days after broadcast)