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Friday - James Jolly

with James Jolly. This week performances by Jiri Belohlavek, chief conductor of the BBC SO, and our Friday virtuoso is trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov.

10.00
Friday Virtuoso

Rimsky-Korsakov
Flight of the Bumblebee
Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)
Alexander Markovich (piano)
Teldec 94524

10.01
Purcell
Incidental Music for The Gordian Knot Unty'd
Accademia Bizantina
Stefano Montanari (director)
Decca 478 2262

10.12
Artist of the Week

Suk
Fantastic Scherzo
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 8897

10.26
Friday Virtuoso

Jean-Baptiste Arban
Fantasie and Variations on The Carnival of Venice
Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)
Alexander Markovich (piano)
Teldec 94524

10.34
Artist of the Week

Mozart
Symphony no.35 in D, K385 (Haffner)
Prague Philharmonia
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi 901891

10.58
Purcell
Dido's Lament; Sound the trumpet
Accademia Bizantina
Stefano Montanari (director)
Decca 478 2262

11.05
Friday Virtuoso
"A phenomenon." "The Caruso of the trumpet." "The Paganini of the trumpet." "This kid has the chops." The accolades are for Classical Collection's Friday Virtuoso, Sergei Nakariakov, and they're richly deserved. Signed to his first record deal at the age of 14, the Russian-born trumpeter combines deep musicality with a technique that defies belief. As one US reviewer said, "There really isn't enough solo trumpet repertoire to reward an artistic gift like this. No problem ... Nakariakov has simply moved into the string repertoire and made it his own." Today, we'll hear him in one of those string transcriptions - Saint-Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, originally written for violin and orchestra. Nakariakov is accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by fellow Russian Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Saint-Saens arr.
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
Teldec 8573-80651-2

11.14
Artist of the Week

Bartok
Concerto for Orchestra
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 9462.

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Fri 13 May 2011 10:00