The Full Works Concert - Monday 28 January 2013: Classic FM’s Guide to the Orchestra

Over the next three nights, Jane Jones explores three sections of the symphony orchestra, picking out some fine music for woodwind, brass and, tonight, the strings.

Don’t miss Jacqueline du Pre’s legendary performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto and a beautiful arrangement for viola and orchestra of Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch. The violin is represented by Giuliano Carmignola in a performance of Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in C major, and the double bass is celebrated too - thanks to Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf.

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Cello: Jacqueline du Pre
Daniel Barenboim conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra

Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for Strings
Colin Davis conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in C major RV.191
Violin: Giuliano Carmignola

Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei (arranged for viola and orchestra)
Viola: Yuri Bashmet
Neeme Jarvi conducts the London Symphony Orchestra        

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Double Bass Concerto No.1 in E flat major
Double Bass: Frantisek Posta
Frantisek Vajnar conducts the Dvorak Chamber Orchestra

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