The Full Works Concert - Friday 9 November 2012: Saint-Saens

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.

Saint-Saens: Bacchanale                            
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.