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.
Tonight’s concert features a couple of outstanding conductors, who can definitely be described as Immortal Masters.
Firstly, we’ll hear the Italian maestro Giuseppe Sinopoli conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4 (‘Italian’) – and later, Charles Mackerras conducts the Prague Symphony Orchestra in a brilliant rendition of Dvorak’s Symphony No.9 (‘From the New World’). Our Immortal Masters concert is completed with performances from the trumpeter Maurice Andre and the cellist Jacqueline du Pre.
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A major (‘Italian’)
Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra
Johann Wilhelm Hertel: Trumpet Concerto No.1 in E flat major
Trumpet: Maurice Andre
Charles Mackerras conducts the English Chamber Orchestra
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor (‘From the New World’)
Charles Mackerras conducts the Prague Symphony Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven: 12 Variations on a Theme by Handel
Cello: Jacqueline du Pre
Piano: Daniel Barenboim