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).

Friday 12 February

Joshua Bell has been Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields for four years – and, since September 2015, he and the Academy have been Classic FM’s inaugural Artists in Residence. As part of this ground breaking partnership, Classic FM is broadcasting a range of exclusive concerts – including tonight’s, recorded at London’s Cadogan Hall just a few weeks ago.

Dvorak: Silent Woods B.182
Steven Isserlis
Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F major Opus 93
Schumann: Violin Concerto – 2nd movement
Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor Opus 102
Joshua Bell/Steven Isserlis/Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Monday 15 February, 8pm

It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and while love still hangs in the air, Jane Jones features music borne out of the tempestuous relationships of some of classical music’s illustrious lovers.

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, Overture
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Munch
Chopin: Prelude in D-flat major Opus 28 No.15, ‘Raindrop’
Danil Trifonov
Puccini: Crisantemi
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly
Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in E-flat major RV.408
Roel Dieltiens/Ensemble Explorations
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor Opus 74, ‘Pathetique’
Philadelphia Orchestra/Christoph Eschenbach
Debussy: Children’s Corner
Simon Trpceski

Tuesday 16 February, 8pm

This evening Jane Jones features some of the best new classical album releases of the year so far.

Haydn: True Constancy, Sinfonia
Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra/Michael Halasz
Schumann: Introduction & Allegro appassionato Opus 92
Jan Lisiecki/National Academy of St Cecilia Orchestra/Antonio Pappano
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B-flat major Opus 60
Concentus Musicus Wien/Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Crusell: Introduction & Variations on a Swedish Song Opus 12
Martin Fröst/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major Opus 35
Vilde Frang/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra/James Gaffigan
Finzi: Romance in E-flat major Opus 11
Aurora Orchestra/Nicholas Collon

Wednesday 17 February, 8pm

With the 2016 BAFTAs just a few days away, and a little over a week to go until the Oscars, Jane Jones takes the opportunity to feature music which has featured in black and white classics over the decades.

Bource: The Artist, Overture
Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra/Ernst Van Tiel
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Simone Dinnerstein/MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra/Kristjan Jarvi
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana – Intermezzo
Philharmonia Orchestra/Giuseppe Sinopoli
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor Opus 64
Isaac Stern/Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/David Zinman
Wagner: Tannhauser – Overture
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
Roderick Elms/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Jose Serebrier
John Williams: Schindler’s List, Theme
Itzhak Perlman/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/John Williams
Bliss: Things to Come: Suite
Queensland Symphony Orchestra/Christopher Lyndon-Gee

Thursday 19 February, 8pm

There’s always one person in every group who makes seemingly light work of the tasks we all find difficult, and classical music certainly has a few of those often annoyingly talented characters. Tonight, Catherine Bott features a host of composers who had no trouble showing off.

Rossini: The Barber of Seville, Overture
Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala, Milan/Riccardo Chailly
Steibelt: Piano Concerto No.7 in E minor
Howard Shelley/Ulster Orchestra
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan
Mozart: Symphony No.1 in E-flat major K.16
Danish National Chamber Orchestra/Adam Fischer
Beethoven: Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano in Bb major Opus 11
Marek Denemark/Mark Drobinsky/Martha Argerich
Paganini: Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor Opus 7
Rudolf Koelman/Netherlands Symphony Orchestra/Jan Willem de Vriend

Friday 20 February, 8pm

Tonight, Catherine Bott features works which have been inspired by a never-ending source of inspiration for countless musicians and artists: the sea.

Arnold: The Padstow Lifeboat Opus 94
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Mendelssohn: Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage Opus 27
London Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
Elgar: Sea Pictures Opus 37
Alice Coote/Halle Orchestra/Mark Elder
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Opus 57, ‘Appassionata’
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Coates: By the Sleepy Lagoon
New London Orchestra/Ronald Corp
Debussy: La Mer
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen
Gunning: Agatha Christie’s Poirot – A Country Retreat
David Emmanuel/Studio Orchestra/Christopher Gunning
Dykes: ‘Eternal father, strong to save’
Westminster Abbey Choir/Martin Neary


Classic FM’s American Road Trip

In the week preceding the 88th Academy Awards, we celebrate with a special series of Full Works Concerts – five nights featuring exclusive performances from some of the USA’s top orchestras. None of these concerts have been broadcast in the United Kingdom before.  

Monday 22 February, 8pm
Los Angeles

Tonight it’s all about Classic FM’s Orchestra in America – the Los Angeles Philharmonic – and a concert given by Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20 and Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony.

Bach, arr. Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV.565
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor K.466
Jeremy Denk
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E-flat major Opus 5, ‘Eroica’
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen
Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen

Tuesday 23 February, 8pm

Tonight it’s the turn of the Philadelphia Orchestra and their Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin with an exclusive concert they gave just one month ago.

Richard Strauss: Festive Prelude Opus 61
Philadelphia Orchestra/Wolfgang Sawallisch
Johann Strauss II: Tales from the Vienna Woods Opus 325
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Opus 58
Jan Lisiecki
Beethoven, arr. Mahler: String Quartet in F minor Opus 95,‘Serioso’
Gruber: Charivari
Saint-Saens: Havanaise Opus 83
Sarah Chang/Philadelphia Orchestra/Wolfgang Sawallish

Wednesday 24 February, 8pm

Tonight, Jane Jones presents an exclusive concert from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as part of our week-long American Road Trip. Under their Music Director Manfred Honeck, we hear the orchestra joined by star pianist Hélène Grimaud.

Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen Opus 20
Itzhak Perlman/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Andre Previn
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Hélène Grimaud
Bruckner: Symphony No.9 in D minor
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Manfred Honeck

Thursday 25 February 8pm
New York

Catherine Bott finds herself amongst the bright lights and iconic sounds of the Big Apple, as she presents an exclusive concert performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bizet: Carmen - Orchestral Suite No.1
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
Lindberg: Vivo
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor Opus 23
Evgeny Kissin
Ravel: Daphnis & Chloe: Suite No.2
Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor Opus 53
Maxim Vengerov/New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Kurt Masur

Friday 26 February, 8pm
Los Angeles

We’re back in LA with Classic FM’s Orchestra in America, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under two true conducting geniuses Gustavo Dudamel and Zubin Mehta.

Rossini: The Thieving Magpie, Overture
Reger: 4 Tone Poems after Arnold Böcklin Opus 128
Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C major
Gautier Capuçon
Schubert: Symphony No.6 in C major D.589
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/Gustavo Dudamel
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/Zubin Mehta

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