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Jane Jones previews some of the best new classical albums, due to be released in the next few months including a classic Herbert von Karajan recording.
In tonight's show, Jane Jones looks ahead to some of the best classical recordings that are scheduled to be released in the next few months.
Due to be re-released is a handsome 64-CD box set of Decca’s classic Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra recordings. From it, we hear Haydn’s Symphony No.104, conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
But the concert opens with a Mozart Horn Concerto played on natural horn by one of the UK's finest horn players, Pip Eastop, whose playing encompasses the widest range of styles including baroque and classical 'historically informed' performance.
Hyperion's excellent 'Romantic Violin Concerto' series reaches Belgium and the music of Joseph Jongen, a composer mostly celebrated for his organ music, but who was equally admired in his day for orchestral and chamber works. In this new recording Philippe Graffin collaborates with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Martyn Brabbins in Jongen’s Violin Concerto, one of the composer’s first substantial works. It was described by a contemporary as 'one of the finest violin concertos', an 'outpouring of warm lyricism' and 'lush profusion of themes and rhythms'.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat major
Natural Horn: Pip Eastop
Anthony Halstead conducts The Hanover Band
Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.2 in E-flat major
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Michael McHale
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No.104 in D major, 'London'
Herbert von Karajan conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Joseph Jongen: Violin Concerto in B minor
Violin: Philippe Graffin
Martyn Brabbins conducts the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra