The Full Works Concert - Tuesday 2 April 2013: Hall of Fame Favourites

Yesterday, we finished counting down this year’s Classic FM Hall of Fame – the UK’s biggest annual survey of classical music tastes. Now, Jane Jones spends a few weeks profiling music from the latest chart – all performed in full.

Tonight’s concert is bookended with two fine piano concertos – and in between, there’s a contemporary choral classic by Eric Whitacre, and the beautiful Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A major
Piano/conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Philharmonia Orchestra

Eric Whitacre: Sleep
Conductor: Eric Whitacre
The Eric Whitacre Singers

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Henry Litolff: Concerto Sinfonique No.4 in D minor
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra