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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 12am
It’s an all-French affair this Friday night, as Nick Bailey presents two hours of full works by Saint-Saens.
Among the highlights, we’ll enjoy the whole of the Symphony No.3 (‘Organ’) and a brilliant new recording of the Piano Concerto No.2 from the young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. Plus – the beautiful Violin Concerto No.3, performed by Rachel Kolly d’Alba, and a rarely-heard piece by Saint-Saens that’s inspired by both Denmark and Russia.
Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.2 in G major
Piano: Benjamin Grosvenor
James Judd conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 in C minor
Organ: Marie-Claire Alain
Jean Martinon conducts the French Radio National Orchestra
Saint-Saens: Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs
Piano: Julius Drake
Flute: William Bennett
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Clarinet: James Campbell
Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor
Violin: Rachel Kolly d’Alba
Jean-Jacques Kantorow conducts the Orchestre Symphonique Bienne
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Don't miss The Full Works Concert every weekday from 8pm.