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 month's concerts

Britain’s Got Talent

For the next four nights the Full Works Concert celebrates incredible British musical talent.

Monday 5 October, 8pm

Tonight featuring 91-year old Sir Neville Marriner with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and violinist Chloe Hanslip who despite only being 28 has already notched up more than 20 years as a professional solo violinist.

Strauss: Die Fledermaus – Overture
Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor
Chloe Hanslip/London Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor
Stephen Hough/Takacs Quartet
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5 in D major, ‘Reformation’
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Edward Gardner

Tuesday 6 October, 8pm

Jane’s pick of this country’s amazing musical talent tonight includes conductor John Eliot Gardiner, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and choirmaster Harry Christophers.

Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major
English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
Mozart: Solemn Vespers
Elin Manahan Thomas/Mark Dobell/Roderick Williams/Academy of St Martin in the Fields and The Sixteen Choir/Harry Christophers
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Benjamin Grosvenor/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/James Judd
Haydn: Symphony No.70 in D major
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Robin Ticciati
Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No.1
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Paul Daniel

Wednesday 7 October, 8pm

Tonight’s home-grown musical maestros include violinist Nicola Benedetti, conductor Simon Rattle, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Belfast-born James Galway.

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
Nicola Benedetti/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Jakub Hrusa
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B-flat major
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon Rattle
Anonymous: Brigg Fair
Ian Bostridge/Polyphony/Stephen Layton
Mozart: Flute & Harp Concerto in C major
James Galway/Catrin Finch/Sinfonia Varsovia

Thursday 8 October, 8pm

Catherine Bott concludes our series with one of this country’s most performed modern composers, Karl Jenkins.  

Jenkins: Palladio
London Philharmonic Strings
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, ‘Pathetique’
Steven Osborne
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major
Alison Balsom/German Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Bremen
Elgar: Symphony No.1 in A-flat major
Halle Orchestra/Mark Elder

Friday 9 October, 8pm

Catherine Bott continues Classic FM’s year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Liverpool Phil with more performances recorded exclusively for the Full Works Concert.

Schubert: Symphony No.8 in B minor, ‘Unfinished’
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Joseph Wolfe
Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Jonathan Asgaard/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.5 in D major
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vernon Handley
Lord: Evening Song
Jon Lord/Cormac Henry/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Clark Rundell
Bax: The Garden of Fand    
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vernon Handley

Southbank Centre Week

All this week, Classic FM celebrates the work of London’s Southbank Centre with a live concert, archive recordings of the centre’s resident orchestras and a look ahead to upcoming music featured in the new season.

Monday 12 October, 8pm

Jane Jones marks the 70th anniversary season of the London Philharmonic with some outstanding performances by the ensemble.

Dvorak: Symphony No.8 in G major
Philharmonia Orchestra/Charles Mackerras
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor
Yundi/Philharmonia Orchestra/Andrew Davis
Haydn: Symphony No.100 in G major, ‘Military’
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer

Tuesday 13 October, 8pm

Tonight’s Concert is devoted to performances by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, who this season celebrate their 30th birthday.

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, ‘Fingal’s Cave’
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Vladimir Jurowski
Bach: Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins
Elizabeth Wallfisch/Alison Bury/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C major, ‘Great’
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Charles Mackerras
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.3 in E-flat major
Roger Montgomery/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Margaret Fautless

Wednesday 14 October, 8pm

Classic FM’s week-long celebration of the Southbank Centre continues with an exclusive live recording of a concert given this summer by the Philadelphia Orchestra under their Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin at the Royal Festival Hall.

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor    
Emmanuel Ax/Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Brahms: Waltz in A-flat major Opus 39 No.15
Emmanuel Ax    
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor
Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain
Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy

Thursday 15 October, 8pm

Catherine Bott continues the Full Works Concert’s week-long focus on the work of the Southbank Centre in London, by looking ahead to some of the centre’s forthcoming performances.

Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, ‘In London Town’
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin
Mozart: Violin Sonata in A major
Hilary Hahn/Natalie Zhu
Marquez: Danzon No.2
Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela/Gustavo Dudamel
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major
Daniel Barenboim/Staatskapelle Berlin/Gustavo Dudamel

Friday 16 October, 8pm

Catherine Bott looks ahead to Shakespeare400, taking place throughout 2016, which will celebrate the life’s work and legacy of this country’s greatest playwright.

Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor – Overture    
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Franz Welser-Most
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Incidental Music
Sandrine Piau/Delphine Collot/Orchestra of the Champs Elysees and the Choirs of the Chapelle Royale  and Collegium Vocale Gent/Philippe Herreweghe
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet
Philharmonia Orchestra/Giuseppe Sinopoli
Hess: Shakespeare Pictures
Central Band of the Royal Air Force/Nigel Hess
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Felicity Lott/Lisa Milne/Ann Murray/Della Jones/Catherine Wyn-Rogers/Anthony Rolfe Johnson/John Mark Ainsley/Toby Spence/Christopher Maltman/Michael George/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Roger Norrington

Monday 19 October, 8pm

On tonight’s Full Works Concert, Jane Jones chooses music which composers wished they hadn’t written because they outshone all of their other works.

Wagner: Rienzi – Overture
Vienna Philharmonic/Christian Thielemann
Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals
Soloists of the Orchestral Ensemble of Paris
Ravel: Bolero
Lyon National Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin
Beethoven: Septet in E-flat major
Gaudier Ensemble
Chopin: Fantasie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.1, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir/Roger Norrington

Tuesday 20 October 2015, 8pm

Jane Jones has picked some superb pieces of contemporary music for this evening’s Full Works Concert.  

Harvey: Concerto Antico for guitar & small orchestra
John Williams/London Symphony Orchestra/Paul Daniel
Einaudi: Le Onde
Ludovico Einaudi
Ungar: The Ashokan Farewell
Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines/Major J.R. Perkins
Hess: Piano Concerto
Lang Lang/Christopher Warren-Green
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Britten Sinfonia and Polyphony/Stephen Layton
Jenkins: Adiemus Variations
Smith Quartet

Wednesday 21 October, 8pm

One hundred years ago today, the first speech was broadcast across the Atlantic Ocean, between Arlington, Virginia and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. To celebrate, Jane Jones has music from composers who crossed the Atlantic and were inspired by their travels.

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor
Stephen Hough/Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Litton
Dvorak: American Suite in A major
Budapest Festival Orchestra/Ivan Fischer
Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia
Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major
Daniel Hope/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Alexander Shelley
Copland: El Salon Mexico
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Aaron Copland

Thursday 22 October, 8pm

Tonight Catherine Bott has some of the final utterances from composers.  

Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C major, ‘Jupiter’
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Brahms: Four Pieces for Piano
Lars Vogt
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Nina Stemme/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Antonio Pappano
Bartok: Piano Concerto No.3
Yefim Bronfman/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen

Friday 23 October, 8pm

Tonight, performances recorded exclusively for the Full Works Concert to mark the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 175th anniversary.

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Thelma Handy
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor
Simon Trpceski/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko
Debussy: Images No.3 – Rondes de Printemps
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Week

All this week, Classic FM celebrates the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with five concerts from one of the world’s greatest orchestras.

Monday 26 October, 8pm

Tonight Jane Jones opens the series with performances conducted by the Berlin Philharmonic’s current Chief Conductor Simon Rattle.
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Sol Gabetta/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon Rattle
Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E-flat major
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon Rattle    
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon Rattle

Tuesday 27 October, 8pm

The reputation of the Berlin Phil means it is able to secure the very best conductors and soloists in the world.  For this second concert, Jane Jones has chosen from just some of these performers.

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G major
Helene Grimaud/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
Schubert: Symphony No.3 in D major
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Zubin Mehta
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No.4 in D minor
Hilary Hahn/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Tugan Sokhiev

Wednesday 28 October, 8pm

Jane Jones’s choices from the Berlin Philharmonic tonight all have a British connection.  

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon Rattle
Vivaldi: Concerto for Multiple Instruments in F, RV569
Sarah Willis/Martin Owen/Andreas Buschatz/Martin Lohr/Albrecht Mayer/Daniele Damiano/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrea Marcon
Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Daniel Harding
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor
Steven Isserlis/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Alan Gilbert    

Thursday 29 October, 8pm

Tonight with the Berlin Philharmonic, period instrument specialist Emmanuelle Haim conducts one of Handel’s most popular pieces and Gustavo Dudamel takes the baton for Schubert.

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Martha Argerich/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly
Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F major
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Emmanuelle Haim
Schubert: Symphony No.4 in C minor
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Gustavo Dudamel
Stravinsky: Suite No.1 for small orchestra
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Gustavo Dudamel

Friday 30 October 2015, 8pm

Catherine Bott concludes Classic FM’s Berlin Philharmonic Week with the orchestra’s traditional season closer recorded in June this year at the Berlin Waldbühne, the open air woodland amphitheatre, to a sell-out crowd of 22,000 people.  Chief Conductor Simon Rattle chose film music for this year’s theme and Lang Lang performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto.  

Newman: 20th Century Fox Fanfare
Kaper: Mutiny on the Bounty
Moross: The Big Country
Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood Suite
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
Lang Lang    
Raksin: Laura
Bradley:Tom and Jerry
Rozsa: Ben Hur Suite
Williams: Raiders March/Star Wars/E.T.
Lincke: Berliner Luft
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon Rattle

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