The Full Works Concert - Monday 21 January 2013: Celebrating the Royal Philharmonic Society

Throughout this week on the Full Works Concert, Jane Jones will be exploring the extraordinary legacy of the Royal Philharmonic Society, an organisation that has been at the heart of the UK’s musical life for the last 200 years and has commissioned a huge number of now-famous works including Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 (‘Choral’).

We’ll hear many of those works performed in their entirety, alongside pieces that received their first performance on these shores thanks to the support of the Society.  Tonight, don’t miss Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4 (‘Italian’), commissioned by the RPS and premiered in 1833.  Plus – a beautiful Romantic piano concerto by William Sterndale-Bennett, and a concert hall favourite by Beethoven.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio – Overture
Daniel Harding conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
First performance in England in 1817

William Sterndale Bennett: Piano Concerto No.4 in F minor
Howard Shelley directs the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra from the keyboard
First performance in England in 1837

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A major (‘Italian’)
James Levine conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Commissioned by the RPS and premiered in 1833

Louis Spohr: Symphony No.6 in G major
Howard Shelley conducts the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland
Commissioned by the RPS and premiered in 1840

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concert Aria: 'Ch'io mi scordi di te?' (‘To put you from my mind’)
Mezzo-soprano: Magdalena Kozena
Simon Rattle conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
First performance in England in 1818

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