The Full Works Concert - Tuesday 26 February 2013: Great Orchestras of the World

Jane Jones introduces the universally acclaimed Boston Symphony Orchestra in tonight's series of Full Works Concerts celebrating the Great Orchestras of the World

Our celebration of the world’s greatest orchestras continues this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Highlights include Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, conducted by the composer himself, and Jane will close the show with the entire Symphony No.5 by Mahler – all 65 minutes of it! 

Hector Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict – Overture
Conductor: Charles Munch

Antonin Dvorak: Humoresque in G flat major
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
(Suite from 1945)
Tracks 1-8
Conductor: Aaron Copland

Alexander Glazunov: Chant du Menestrel for cello & orchestra Opus 71
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor
Tracks 1-5
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf

Listen again to our programme here (for seven days after broadcast)