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Piano Season on the BBC

Jonathan Swain presents the first of six concerts of piano music from the European archives, including Clifford Curzon playing Mozart, Artur Rubinstein in Chopin and Shura Cherkassky playing Schumann.

12:31 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat major (K.595)
Clifford Curzon (piano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

1:02 AM
Scott, Cyril (1879-1970)
Lotus Land (Op.47 No.1)
Cyril Scott (piano)

1:06 AM
Chopin, Fryderyk (1810-1849)
Concerto for piano and orchestra No.2 (Op.21) in F minor
Artur Rubinstein (piano), National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Witold Rowicki (conductor)

1:36 AM
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)
Carnaval, scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes for piano (Op.9)
Shura Cherkassky (piano)

2:07 AM
Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)
Norwegian Bridal march - from Pictures from country life for piano (Op.19 No.2)
Edvard Grieg (piano)

2:10 AM
Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)
Sommerfugl - from Lyric pieces, book 3 for piano (Op.43 No.1)
Edvard Grieg (piano)

2:13 AM
Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Concerto for piano and orchestra no.2 (Op.102) in F
Dmitri Shostakovich (piano), Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Konstantin Iliev (conductor)

2:31 AM
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788)
Magnificat in D major (Wq.215)
Linda Øvrebø (soprano), Anna Einarsson (alto), Anders J.Dahlin (tenor), Johannes Mannov (bass), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Oslo Chamber Choir, Alessandro de Marchi (conductor)

3:07 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
Concerto in D major (RV.208), 'Grosso mogul'
Elizabeth Wallfisch (baroque violin), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer (director)

3:22 AM
Franck, César (1822-1890)
Prelude, fugue and variation for organ in B minor (M.30) (Op.18)
Ljerka Ocic (organ of the Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb)

3:33 AM
Zlatev-Cherkin, Georgi (1905-1977)
Sevdana for violin and string orchestra
Valentin Stefanov (violin), Orchestra 'Symphonieta' of the Bulgarian National Radio, Vassil Kazandjiev (conductor)

3:40 AM
Jora, Mihail (1891-1971)
Sonatine for piano (Op.44)
Ilinca Dumitrescu (piano)

3:51 AM
Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
No.4 Lemminkainen's Return - from Lemminkainen Suite (Op.22)
BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

3:58 AM
Skjavetic, Julije [Schiavetti, Giulio] (16th century)
Canzon (song)
Slovenian Chamber Choir, Vladimir Kranjcevic (director)

4:07 AM
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)
Three Romances (Op.94)
Hyong-Sup Kim (oboe), Ja-Eun Ku (piano)

4:18 AM
Geminiani, Francesco (1687-1762)
Concerto Grosso No.12 in D minor, 'Folia' (after Corelli's Sonata Op.5 No.12)
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon (conductor)

4:31 AM
Chabrier, Emmanuel (1841-1894)
España - rhapsody for orchestra
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Stuart Challender (conductor)

4:38 AM
Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)
La chapelle de Guillaume Tell
Matti Raekallio (piano)

4:43 AM
Felix Mendelssohn Batholdy (1809-1847)
Hebrides - overture (Op.26)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Arvid Engegård (conductor)

4:55 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918) orch. Brewaeys, Luc (b.1959)
No.5 Les collines d'Anacapri - from Preludes Book 1
Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Daniele Callegari (conductor)

4:59 AM
Dvorák, Antonín (1841-1904)
String Quartet No.12 in F major, Op.96 'American'
Prague Quartet

5:22 AM
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)
Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Op.26)
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

5:44 AM
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
Souvenir de Florence (Op.70), arr. for strings
The "Amadeus" Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra in Poznan, Agnieszka Duczmal (conductor)

6:17 AM
Copland, Aaron (1900-1990)
El Salón México
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor.

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