The Full Works Concert with Jane Jones and Catherine Bott

Jane Jones Catherine Bott Weekdays, 8-10pm

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

Fantasy Full Works Concert week

What would be your dream musical offering if you were put in charge of a concert hall for the night? All this week on Classic FM, we’re letting listeners take control and select their own fantasy Full Works Concert programme.

Monday 30 May, 8pm

In 1766, a humble theatre was founded in Bristol, and, exactly 250 years later  that very same institution continues to put on world-quality performances for audiences of tens of thousands each year. To celebrate this momentous milestone for the Bristol Old Vic, Jane Jones presents a concert given last year at the Bristol Proms by the Montenegrin guitarist, Miloš Karadaglić. The performance was recorded exclusively for Classic FM, but tonight is the first time listeners will have the chance to hear the event in full. Miloš called the night ‘From Bach to the Beatles’, because it follows the progression of classical guitar music through history. The concert closes with two pieces inspired by the city of Bristol.

Sor: Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart Opus 9
Bach: Violin Partita No.2 in D minor BWC 1004 – Chaconne
Falla: Homenaje pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy
Falla: Danza del Molinero
Tárrega: Lágrima
Anonymous: Spanish Romance
Cardoso: Milonga
Jobim: Girl from Ipanema
Ben: Mas que nada
Velázquez: Bésame Mucho
Ginastera: Sonata for Guitar Opus 47
Miloš Karadaglić

Paganini: Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor Opus 7
Rudolf Koelman/Netherlands Symphony Orchestra/Jan Willem de Vriend
Rutter: Suite Lyrique
Catrin Finch/Sinfonia Cymru/John Rutter

Tuesday 31 May, 8pm

There have been a number of composers throughout history who have managed to capture the spirit of their homeland through music. In some cases, their pieces have even contributed to a country’s national identity. Tonight, Jane Jones explores the idea of nationalism in music, demonstrating just how composers like Elgar managed to evoke England’s love of ceremony, and how Grieg conjured up dramatic scenes of his native country, Norway.

Elgar: Imperial March Opus 32
London Symphony Orchestra/Barry Tuckwell
Dvorak: Czech Suite Opus 39
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Jose Serebrier
Beethoven: Fantasia for Piano, Chorus & Orchestra in C minor
Alfred Brendel/London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir/Bernard Haitink
Grieg: Old Norwegian Romance with Variations Opus 51
Iceland Symphony Orchestra/Petri Sakari
Sibelius: Spring Song Opus 16
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi
Chopin: Polonaise Brillante Opus 3
Truls Mork/Kathryn Stott
Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods Opus 325
Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy

Wednesday 1 June, 8pm

One of the UK’s largest free festivals, the York Festival of Ideas, kicks off next week, and tonight Jane Jones looks ahead to a few of the many and varied performances and talks to look forward to. With over 150 events taking place from 7th to 19th June, there’s plenty of inspiration to take from the programme. These range from a performance from the Grimethorpe Colliery Band (who perform on 15th), to an appearance from Sir Karl Jenkins, who will attend the Festival to talk about his life, work and influences, on 19th June.

Alford: Colonel Bogey
Grimethorpe Colliery Band/John Anderson
Joplin: The Ragtime Dance
Matthew Trussler/Wayne Marshall
Marcello: Oboe Concerto in C minor
Alison Balsom/Colm Carey
Kashif: The Genesis Suite
Carmine Lauri/London Symphony Orchestra/Tolga Kashif
Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor Opus 23
Murray Perahia
Jenkins: Locus Iste
Polyphony/Stephen Layton

Thursday 2 June 2016

Catherine Bott presents a concert recorded exclusively for Classic FM, on 19 May, from Temple Church in London. Roger Sayer conducts the Temple Church Choir with a beautiful programme of Faure’s Requiem, Rheinberger’s Abendlied, and a selection of traditional English folksongs, arranged by Benjamin Britten.

Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Greg Morris
Traditional, arr. Britten: Salley Gardens
Traditional, arr. Britten: O Waly Waly
Fauré: Requiem Opus 48
Ian Belton/Sophie Harris/Rachel Chenery/Ebube JC Chiana/Michael Burke/Greg Morris
Vaughan Williams: English Folksong Suite - 1st movement
Greg Morris
Mendelssohn: Hear My Prayer
Ebube JC Chiana/Greg Morris
Traditional, arr. Rutter: Five Folk Songs
Rheinberger: Abendlied
Temple Church Choir/Roger Sayer

Friday 3 June, 8pm

The hugely talented, and much loved Argentinian pianist, Martha Argerich turns 75 this Sunday – so tonight Catherine Bott presents a special show dedicated to her extraordinary career. We’ll hear Martha Argerich performing some dazzling piano concertos, along with music from her home country. There’ll be guest appearances from musicians she has collaborated with during her illustrious career and, as she has done so much to support young artists, we’ll hear from one such musician tonight, too.

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – Prelude
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Opus 21
Martha Argerich/Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
Piazzolla: Pedro y Pedro
The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos in E-flat major
Martha Argerich/Alexandre Rabinovitch/Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra/Jorg Faerber
Bach: Violin Concerto in E major
Renaud Capuçon/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Schumann: Kinderszenen Opus 15
Martha Argerich

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe at 35

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe has been acknowledged as ‘one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world’, and this year they celebrate their 35th anniversary. To acknowledge this milestone in music-making, we’re celebrating the ensemble every night this week on the Full Works Concert.

Monday 6 June, 8pm

Tonight Jane goes back to the founding of the orchestra in 1981, featuring music recorded with conductor Claudio Abbado, who started directing the orchestra after spontaneously being handed the baton at their first concert.

Rossini: Semiramide – Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G major
Maria-Joao Pires
Prokofiev: Peter & the Wolf Opus 67
Sting
Schubert: Symphony No.4 in C minor, ‘Tragic’
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Claudio Abbado

Tuesday 7 June, 8pm

The recordings made by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in 1991 of Beethoven’s works under conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt represented the culmination of what can now be seen as the beginning of a long-standing artistic collaboration and friendship.

Beethoven: Fidelio – Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor Opus 56, ‘Scottish’
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Opus 72
Beethoven: Fantasia for Piano, Chorus & Orchestra in C minor Opus 80
Pierre-Laurent Aimard/Arnold Schönberg Choir
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wednesday 8 June, 8pm

A fine collection of distinguished musicians who’ve all made great recordings with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, including cellist Steven Isserlis and violinist Daniel Hope.

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major
Daniel Hope/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Douglas Boyd
Haydn: Adagio Cantabile in G major
Steven Isserlis/Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Roger Norrington
Brahms: Symphony No.1 in C minor Opus 68
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Paavo Berglund
Schubert: Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in A major D.438
Gidon Kremer/Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Thursday 9 June, 8pm

Catherine Bott takes us on a journey through some of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe’s most acclaimed recordings.

Mendelssohn: The First Walpurgis Night – Overture
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B-flat major
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Claudio Abbado
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.18 in B-flat major
Pierre-Laurent Aimard/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D major Opus 36
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Friday 10 June, 8pm

Catherine Bott has a treasure trove of gems from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, ranging from a rarely heard recording featuring a very young David Garrett, to music that looks ahead to the future.
 
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D minor
Andras Schiff/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C major Opus 61
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.2 in D major
David Garrett/Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Claudio Abbado
Beethoven: Rondo in G major
Pierre-Laurent Aimard/Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Tchaikovsky: Nocturne Opus 19 No.4
Steven Isserlis/Chamber Orchestra of Europe/John Eliot Gardiner

 

Great British Music

After Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th official birthday celebrations on Saturday, and a weekend of street parties up and down the UK, the Full Works Concert is hanging out the red, white and blue bunting all week. Every evening there’ll be fantastic wall-to-wall British music, featuring a great variety of composers and music making from our green and pleasant land.

Monday 13 June, 8pm

Vaughan Williams: English Folksongs Suite
Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
MacCunn: Highland Memories Opus 30
Royal Ballet Sinfonia/John Wilson
Harvey: Concerto Antico for guitar & small orchestra
John Williams/London Symphony Orchestra/Paul Daniel
Avison: Concerto Grosso No.9 in F major
Avison Enemble/Pavlo Beznosiuk
Holst: Symphony in F major Opus 8, ‘The Cotswolds’
Ulster Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta
Elgar: Romance Opus 62
Julian Lloyd Webber/John Lenehan
Hughes: Prelude for orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Owain Arwel Hughes

Tuesday 14 June, 8pm

Mackenzie: Britannia – A Nautical Overture Opus 52
Orchestra of Opera North/David Lloyd-Jones
Goodall: Shackleton’s Cross
Howard Goodall
Linley: Violin Concerto in F major
Elizabeth Wallfisch/Parley of Instruments/Peter Holman
Mitchell: Seven Wonders Suite for Orchestra
Ildiko Szabo/Pavla Zejbalova/Jiri Hurnik/Hana Knauerova/Prague Symphony Orchestra/Kuhn Mixed Choir/Mario Klemens
Purcell, arr. Stokowski: ‘When I am laid in earth’
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Jose Serebrier
Finzi: Eclogue
Howard Shelley/City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox
Foulds: Keltic Lament
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo

Wednesday 15 June, 8pm

Coates: Dambusters March
Central Band of the Royal Air Force/Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs
Jenkins: Adiemus Variations
Smith Quartet
Holst: The Planets Opus 32
Philharmonia Orchestra/Women of the Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner
Garth: Cello Concerto No.1 in D major
Richard Tunnicliffe/Avison Ensemble
McKay: The Swan
Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Parry: Lady Radnor’s Suite
English String Orchestra/William Boughton

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