The Full Works Concert – Tuesday 7th May: The Immortal Masters

Tonight’s Immortal Masters programme begins with a brilliant performance of the Schumann Cello Concerto from the soloist Mstislav Rostropovich.

We’ll also be hearing from the conductor Vernon Handley, the soprano Dame Joan Sutherland, and the organist Marie-Claire Alain, who’ll perform Saint-Saens’ Symphony No.3 (‘Organ’).

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
David Oistrakh conducts the USSR Symphony Orchestra

Charles Villers Stanford: Symphony No.3 in F minor (‘Irish’)
Vernon Handley conducts the Ulster Orchestra

Julius Benedict: The Gypsy and the Bird
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Flute: Alexander Murray
Richard Bonynge conducts the London

Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 in C minor (‘Organ’)
Organ: Marie-Claire Alain
Jean Martinon conducts the French Radio National Orchestra