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Tonight's Concert is all about the friendships that had an impact on the development of music.
On the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the legendary American sitcom Friends, Jane Jones takes a look at important musical friendships. The pairings include Bruch and Brahms; Wagner and Liszt; Vaughan Williams and Holst (pictured); and Haydn and Mozart.
We’ll hear how they influenced each other’s music – and find out why Liszt didn’t want his good friend Wagner to marry his daughter.
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude to Act III
Bernard Haitink conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C-sharp minor
Piano: Arcadi Volodos
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn Opus 56b
Riccardo Chailly conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Max Bruch: Concerto in E minor Opus 88
Clarinet: Sharon Kam
Viola: Ori Kam
Gregor Buhl conducts Sinfonia Varsovia
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Gustav Holst: Symphony in F major Opus 8 'The Cotswolds'
JoAnn Falletta conducts the Ulster Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Laudate Dominum
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Trevor Pinnock conducts the English Concert
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C major Opus 20 No.2
Lindsay String Quartet