The Full Works Concert with Jane Jones and Catherine Bott

Jane Jones Catherine Bott Full Works Weekdays, 8-10pm

The Full Works Concert brings the world’s greatest music into your living room every weekday evening at 8pm. It's presented by Jane Jones (Monday-Wednesday) and Catherine Bott (Thursday and Friday).

This week's concerts

Tuesday 7 July, 8pm 

It was 25 years ago this very evening, on the eve of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, that the three greatest tenors of their age joined forces with 200 musicians in the famous Baths of Caracalle in Rome for a concert phenomenon that brought the magic of opera to millions of people around the world. Tonight, Jane Jones relives the magic of that night with a broadcast in full of the original concert. 

Cilea: The Girl from Arles – Il lament di Federico
Meyerbeer: The African Woman - O paradis
Puccini: Tosca - Recondita armonia
Lehar: The Land of Smiles - Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
Crescenzo: Rondin al nido
Cardillo: Core ‘ngrato

Curtis: Torna a Surriento
Lara: Granada
Sorozabal: The Tavern of Puerto - No puerde ser

Giordano: Andrea Chenier - L’improvviso
Puccini: Tosca - E lucevan le stelle
Puccini: Turandot - Nessun dorma
Various: Medley (arr. Lalo Schifrin)
Capua: O Sole Mio (encore)
Puccini: Nessun Dorma (encore)

Jose Carreras/Placido Domingo/Luciano Pavarotti/Orchestras of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma/Zubin Mehta
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Concerto No.2 in G minor, ‘Summer’
Nigel Kennedy/English Chamber Orchestra
Haydn: Symphony No.7, ‘Midi’
English Concert/Trevor Pinnock   

Wednesday 8 July, 8pm 

To mark the opening of The Ashes today, Jane Jones’s musical choices have an Anglo-Australian theme with music from Australian musicians, ensembles and composers. However, in the spirit of the game, it’s not a total Aussie wipeout, with appearances by English musicians, too. 

Bach: Keyboard Concerto in F minor
Angela Hewitt/Australian Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tognetti
Grainger: The Warriors
Philharmonia Orchestra/John Eliot Gardiner
Kats-Chernin: Eliza’s Aria
Daniel Hope/Jacques Ammon
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major
Members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Britten: Matinees Musicales
National Philharmonic Orchestra/Richard Bonynge
Taubert: Piano Concerto No.1 in E major
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Howard Shelley
Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba
James Galway/Sydney Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Measham   

Thursday 9 July, 8pm 

Catherine Bott plays a brand new recording of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto from Arabella Steinbacher and also has a beautiful Piano Trio by Fanny Mendelssohn, who chose 9th July 1846 to defy her brother Felix and publish her music under her own name. 

Rossini: Semiramide – Overture
Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala, Milan/Riccardo Chailly
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
Arabella Steinbacher/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Charles Dutoit
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor
Dartington Piano Trio
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner   

Friday 10 July, 8pm 

Catherine Bott continues Classic FM’s year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with another exclusively recorded concert. Conductor Roberto Minczuk brings a Brazilian touch to some North American classics, and literary connections abound with music inspired by Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. 

Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing - Suite
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major
Copland: Billy the Kid – Suite
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Roberto Minczuk
Vaughan Williams: The Mayor of Casterbridge – Incidental Music
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Paul Daniel
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier – Suite
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Roberto Minczuk

Classical Music Legends

For this four-day series, Jane Jones and Catherine Bott have delved into the Classic FM archive, to celebrate some of the most legendary figures in classical music. 

Monday 13 July, 8pm 

In this first Classical Music Legends concert, Jane focuses on Herbert von Karajan, Principal Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for 35 years and the top-selling classical music recording artist of all time, having sold an estimated 200 million records. 

Suppé: Queen of Spades – Overture
Haydn: Symphony No.102 in B-flat major
Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor
Anne-Sophie Mutter/Antonio Meneses
Strauss: By the Beautiful Blue Danube
Bizet: Carmen – The Flower Song
Jose Carreras
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan 

Tuesday 14 July, 8pm

Jane Jones showcases recordings by conductor Georg Solti, pianist Alicia de Larrocha, and Yehudi Menuhin as both violinist and conductor.

Rossini: La Cenerentola – Overture
Sinfonia Varsovia/Yehudi Menuhin
Beethoven: Romance No.2 in F major
Yehudi Menuhin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/John Pritchard
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E-flat major
Alicia de Larrocha/English Chamber Orchestra/Colin Davis
Elgar: Symphony No.1 in A-flat major
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Georg Solti   

Wednesday 15 July, 8pm 

Tonight Jane Jones’s choices of legends are pianist Claudio Arrau, conductors Colin Davis and Charles Groves and Mstislav Rostropovich, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. 

Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor
Claudio Arrau/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Eliahu Inbal
Bridge: The Sea
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Groves
Bach: Cello Suite No.1 in G major
Mstislav Rostropovich
Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E-flat major
London Symphony Orchestra/Colin Davis   

Thursday 16 July, 8pm 

Catherine Bott presents the final concert in our Classical Music Legends series, with the trumpeter Maurice Andre, Jacqueline Du Pre’s classic performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto conducted by another legend, John Barbirolli, and Bernstein directing a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue from the piano with the LA Philharmonic. 

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
Haydn:Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major
Maurice Andre/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Jesus Lopez Cobos
Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Carlo Curley
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Jacqueline du Pre/London Symphony Orchestra/John Barbirolli
Mozart: Symphony No.29 in A major
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Charles Mackerras 

Friday 17 July, 8pm 

Catherine Bott continues Classic FM’s year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with another exclusively recorded concert. 

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Ilya Rivas
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor
Simon Trpceski/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko
Respighi: The Pines of Rome
Glazunov: Symphony No.9
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Ilya Rivas
Walton: Henry V – Suite
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Groves
Coates: Music Everywhere (Rediffusion March)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Groves

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