Classical Collection - Wednesday - James Jolly

Classical Collection: this week James Jolly has an Invitation to the Dance, Saint-Saens Piano Concertos & recordings by the conductor Pierre Monteux. Today's highlights include Polkas from Denmark and Bohemia, a Jota from Russia, operetta from Johann Strauss II, Pierre Monteux conducting Debussy and an award-winning disc of Tchaikovsky Romances. 10.00 Lumbye Champagne Galop Polka Copenhagen Tivoli Orchestra Lavard Friisholm (conductor) EMI 268161-2 10.02 Smetana Memories of Bohemia in the form of Polkas, Op.12, No.1 Andras Schiff (piano) TELDEC 3984 21261-2 10.05 Tchaikovsky Tatiana's Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin) Lucia Popp (soprano) Munich Radio Orchestra Stefan Soltesz (conductor) EMI 585102-2 10.10 Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.3 in E flat major, Op.29 Jean-Philippe Collard (piano) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Andre Previn (conductor) EMI 7490512 10.45 Strauss J. II Die Fledermaus: Overture Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Herbert von Karajan (conductor) DG 477 6336 10.59 Our Wednesday Award-Winner is a disc of Tchaikovsky Romances with Christianne Stotijn and Julius Drake Tchaikovsky At the ball, Op.38 No.3 None but the lonely heart, Op.6 No.6 It was in early Spring, Op.38 No.2 Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano) Julius Drake (piano) ONYX 4034 11.08 Debussy Rondes des Printemps (Images) London Symphony Orchestra Pierre Monteux (conductor) PHILIPS 420 392-2 11.16 Glinka Jota Aragonesa USSR Symphony Orchestra Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor) RCA 74321 53461-2 11.26 Schubert String Quartet in E flat, D.87 Belcea Quartet EMI 235738-2.