The Full Works Concert - Wednesday 13 August, 8pm

Rodrigo in Spain and Mendelssohn in Italy are among the summery highlights of tonight's Concert.

Tonight Jane Jones takes a trip to Spain with Rodrigo’s ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez. It was named after a famous royal site on the shore of the River Tagus (pictured), not far from Madrid, along the road to Andalusia. The composer himself said, 'In its melody the perfume of magnolias lingers, the singing of birds and the gushing of fountains.'

Jane then travels on to Italy with Mendelssohn.

More about Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony > 

There’s also a visit to the theatre with Khachaturian, a beautiful Ballade from Chopin, and one of John Wiliams’s finest film themes.


John Williams: E.T. – Theme
John Williams conducts the London Symphony Orchestra

Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Guitar: Narciso Yepes
Garcia Navarro conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A major Opus 90
Emmanuel Krivine conducts La Chambre Philharmonique

Frederic Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor Opus 52
Piano: Ingrid Fliter

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major BWV.1050
Rinaldo Alessandrini conducts Concerto Italiano 

Aram Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra