London Philharmonic Orchestra Week

1-5 December, 8pm. All of this week's five Full Works Concerts are devoted to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, including an exclusively-recorded performance from the Royal Festival Hall on Friday.

Monday 1 December, 8pm

Jane Jones presents the first of five special concerts celebrating the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It includes Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music with an all-star British cast of singers, Glazunov’s beautiful Violin Concerto, and Rachmaninov’s lively and dramatic Symphonic Dances conducted by the LPO’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.

  • Bernstein: Candide, Overture
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Davis
  • Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
    Felicity Lott/Ann Murray/Anthony Rolfe-Johnson/John Mark Ainsley/Christopher Maltman/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Roger Norrington
  • Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor
    Frank-Peter Zimmerman/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Franz Welser-Möst 
  • Beethoven: Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra
    Alfred Brendel/London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus/Bernard Haitink
  • Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski
  • Coates: The Dambusters, March
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Parry  

Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 8pm

Tonight’s concert features Tchaikovsky’s mighty Manfred Symphony, Michael Haydn’s sparkling Trumpet Concerto and Elgar’s evergreen ‘Enigma' Variations’.

  • Pachelbel: Canon in D
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Parry
  • Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Paul Daniel
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in C major
    Hakan Hardenberger/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Elgar Howarth
  • Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski

Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 8pm

Vladimir Jurowski conducts Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.1 and Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead which offer a Russian flavour to tonight’s programme. We’ll also hear a fantastic recording of the Dvorak Violin Concerto, featuring the soloist Frank Peter Zimmerman.

  • Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Adrian Boult
  • Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor
    Frank Peter Zimmerman/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Franz Welser-Möst 
  • Rachmaninov: Isle of the Dead
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski 
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1, ‘Winter Daydreams’
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski

Thursday 4th December 2014, 8pm

Catherine Bott presents the world premiere broadcast of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s new recording of Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony. Vladimir Jurowski’s acclaimed recording of Brahms’s Symphony No.2 is the centre-piece of a concert which also features Anne-Sophie Mutter directing the orchestra from the violin in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

  • Edward Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No.1
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Paul Daniel
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Yannick Nézet Séguin 
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in Bb major
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Anne Sophie Mutter 
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski 

Friday 5th December 2014, 8pm

Tonight, our London Philharmonic Orchestra Week concludes with an exclusively-recorded concert from the Royal Festival Hall, which took place last Friday. Catherine Bott introduces the brilliant pianist Behzod Abduraimov performing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with Tchaikovsky’s gripping Fourth Symphony rounding off the concert. On the podium is conductor David Zinman.

  • Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture
  • Sergei Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    Piano: Behzod Abduraimov
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4
    London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Zinman