The Full Works Concert - Wednesday 20 August, 8pm

It's Maxim Vengerov's 40th birthday today. Jane Jones celebrates the music of this superb violinist with some exclusive recordings.

One of the greatest violinists of our time, Maxim Vengerov turns 40 today. Jane Jones marks the auspicious event by dedicating the Full Works Concert to his recordings and those of his friends and colleagues. 

And there are some exclusives in store - you’ll hear the very latest from the recording studio where Vengerov has been recording Brahms’s Violin Concerto, which will be released on his record label VMV (Vengerov Music Vision), due to launch next year. And we join the party to hear from the birthday concert in his honour taking place in Switzerland. 

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Henryk Wieniawski: Polonaise Brillante No.1 in D major Opus 4
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Piano: Itamar Golan

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major Opus 77
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Marios Papadopoulos conducts the Oxford Philomusica

Jean Sibelius: Humoresque in E-flat major Opus 89 No.5
Violin: Ilya Gringolts 
Neeme Jarvi conducts the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major K.364
Violin: Maxim Vengerov 
Viola: Lawrence Power
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra 

Pablo de Sarasate: Caprice Basque Opus 24
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Piano: Itamar Golan

Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance No.2 in F major Opus 50
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Mstislav Rostropovich conducts the London Symphony Orchestra