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Classical Collection - Thursday - James Jolly


This week James Jolly offers an Invitation to the Dance, Saint-Saens Piano Concertos & recordings by the conductor Pierre Monteux. Today's highlights include Haydn's Clock Symphony from Pierre Monteux, Stephen Hough's performance of Saint-Saens' Fourth Piano Concerto and Monteverdi Madrigals on War and Love and a Wedding Cake Caprice from Saint-Saens. 10.00 Mozart Oboe Quartet, K.370 Fumiaki Miyamoto (oboe) Mannheim String Quartet NOVALIS 150 732-2 10.14 Coates The Three Bears Rhapsody BBC Philharmonic Rumon Gamba (conductor) CHANDOS CHAN9869 10.25 Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.4 in C minor, Op.44 Stephen Hough (piano) City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Sakari Oramo (conductor) HYPERION 673312 10.49 Saint-Saens Wedding Cake Caprice Stephen Hough (piano) City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Sakari Oramo (conductor) HYPERION 673312 10.56 Today's Group of 3 come from Monteverdi's Madrigals of War and Love:'Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi' Vago augelletto che cantando vai Dolcissimo Uscignolo Ardo, ardo, avvampo, mi struggo Concerto Italiano Rinaldo Alessandrini (director) OPUS 111 OPS30-187 11.09 Khachaturian Spartacus - excerpts from the ballet suites Suite II No.1 Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia Suite III No.2 Dance of the Greek Slave Suite III No.3 Dance of an Egyptian Girl Suite I No.3 Variation of Aegina and Bacchanalia Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra Alexander Lazarev (conductor) WARNER APEX 8573 89237-2 11.28 Haydn Symphony No.101 in D, 'The Clock' Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Pierre Monteux (conductor) DECCA 475 7798.