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

Wednesday 1 July, 8pm 

Last night the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff hosted Classic FM Live with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera and conductor Frederic Chaslin. Tonight Jane Jones gives you a front row seat at the concert, with highlights including performances by tenor Wynne Evans and pianist Gabriela Montero. 

Full details of the concert here >

Thursday 2 July, 8pm 

Catherine Bott heads north to Scandinavia to mark the first performance of Sibelius’s Finlandia in 1900.

Sibelius: Finlandia
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons
Grieg: Cello Sonata in A minor
Raphael Wallfisch/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vernon Handley
Gjeilo: Second Eve
Voces 8
Atterberg: Symphony No.1 in B minor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi
Berwald: Violin Concerto in C-sharp minor
Tobias Ringborg/Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Niklas Willen

Friday 3 July, 8pm 

Catherine Bott presents another exclusively recorded concert given by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as the Full Works Concert continues its year-long celebration of the ensemble’s 175th anniversary. Tonight, two great pieces of Beethoven recorded exclusively for Classic FM, and a concerto by Deep Purple band member Jon Lord, commissioned to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of Durham University in 2007. 

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus – Overture
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko
Lord: Durham Concerto
Ruth Palmer/Matthew Barley/Kathryn Tickell/Jon Lord/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Mischa Damev
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, ‘Pastoral’
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko

Monday 6 July, 8pm 

On offer tonight, a beautiful Mozart piano concerto, Schubert’s Symphony No.6, and a celebration of the 50th birthday of British violinist Anthony Marwood. 

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A major
Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra/Helene Grimaud
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
Zefiro/Alfredo Bernadini
Schubert: Symphony No.6 in C major
Basel Symphony Orchestra/Dennis Russell Davies
Dvorak: Violin Sonata in F major
Anthony Marwood/Susan Tomes   

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

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