The Full Works Concert - Friday 22 March 2013: Concert Hall Favourites

Tonight, a real treat at the start of the weekend, as Jane Jones features a sumptuous selection of music on The Full Works Concert, including perennial favourite, the Nutcracker Suite

We’ll enjoy an hour of uninterrupted music thanks to a complete performance of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2 from the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.  Fans of Russian music are also bound to enjoy Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Plus – the much-missed organist Marie-Claire Alain performs Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and we’ll enjoy a recording of a Strauss favourite from the famous New Year’s Day Concert in Vienna.

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker – Suite
Conductor: Georg Solti
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Organ: Marie-Claire Alain

Johann Strauss II: By the Beautiful Blue Danube
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor
Conducts: Yuri Termikanov
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra