The Full Works Concert - Wednesday 26 November 2014

Beethoven's Emperor Concerto is the heart of this evening's Concert which also featured Handel, Dvorak and Mozart.

Jane Jones introduces tonight’s Full Works concert which features Beethoven’s last Piano Concerto, the Emperor, with Howard Shelley directing the Orchestra of Opera North from the piano. 

"It's one of the most accomplished of all piano concertos," says Jane, "with a striking opening movement and a glorious rondo finale, but it’s the beauty and serenity of the hymn-like adagio which makes this Beethoven’s best."

DISCOVER: Beethoven's Emperor Concerto: a work ahead of its time > 

There's also a chance to hear Dvorak’s beautiful Serenade for Strings and Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 conducted by Neville Marriner with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. 

Georg Frederic Handel: Solomon – Overture

Paul McCreesh conducts the Gabrieli Consort and Players 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in Eb major
Piano: Artur Pizarro 
Sir Charles Mackerras conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for Strings
Alexandr Schneider conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No.38 in D major
Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St Martin in the Fields