The Full Works Concert - Wednesday 19 November, 8pm

The Full Works Concert explores the rich musical traditions of Leipzig.

In tonight’s Full Works Concert Jane Jones travels to Leipzig – the German city which provided both home and work to a number of major classical composers. It's all to mark the premiere in that city, 165 years ago this evening, of Schubert’s Fourth Symphony. 

See our Leipzig musical map: a guide to the city's best destinations > 

Mendelssohn spent many happy years in Leipzig where he founded the music conservatory as well as being the music director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Fifth Symphony was amongst the works he wrote during this time. 

We also hear the city’s most famous orchestra performing performing Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs with Jessye Norman.

Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture
Riccardo Chailly conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Franz Schubert: Symphony No.4 in C minor D.417
Thomas Dausgaard conducts the Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major
Ashley Solomon conducts Florilegium

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5 in D major
Kurt Masur conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Kurt Masur conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra