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Tuesday - James Jolly

with James Jolly.

Today marks the start of Classical Collection's complete cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas. Beethoven's sonatas are one of the towering peaks of the piano repertoire, spanning the composer's entire career. Sarah Walker and James Jolly will introduce the sonatas at the rate of two a week, each Tuesday and Thursday. Pianists to be featured include well-loved Beethoven interpreters from the past and present such as Alfred Brendel, Emil Gilels, Paul Lewis, Andras Schiff and Wilhelm Kempff. Don't miss this chance to hear a truly outstanding collection of great music.

This week - music inspired by Ireland, Irish musicians and recordings by Gidon Kremer. Today's highlights include an Irish Symphony by Hamilton Harty, Murray Perahia performing Beethoven, and Schumann's Violin Concerto with Gidon Kremer as soloist.

10.00
Grainger
Molly on the Shore
Central Band of the Royal Air Force
Wing Commander Eric Banks (conductor)
EMI CDC 749608-2

10.04
Field
Nocturne No.4 in A major
Benjamin Frith (piano)
NAXOS 8.550761

10.11
Elgar
Incidental Music & Funeral March from 'Grania and Diarmid'
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN6692

10.23
Harty
An Irish Symphony
Ulster Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN8314

10.58
J. Strauss (father) arr. Weinmann
Eisele und beisele Sprunge, Op.202
Gidon Kremer & Peter Guth (violins)
Kim Kashkashian (viola)
Georg Hortnagel (double-bass)
PHILIPS 410 395-2

11.01
Beethoven
Piano Sonata in F minor, Op.2 No.1
Murray Perahia (piano)
SONY CLASSICAL SK64397

11.21
Schumann
Violin Concerto
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
TELDEC 4509 90696-2.

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Tue 1 Mar 2011 10:00