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Episode 1

Penny Gore presents highlights from some of Europe's leading European Music Festivals with performances today recorded at the Salzburg, Esterhazy and Schleswig Holstein Festivals. Zubin Mehta conducts Dvorak's ever-popular New World Symphony and the British pianist, Howard Shelley plays a rarity by one of Chopin's predecessors.
During the course of Afternoon on 3 this week there will be the chance to hear all four of Bach's vibrant orchestral suites, performances of Chopin's music on the instruments of his time. And also on the bill later in the week, Daniel Barenboim conducts Mozart's final three symphonic masterpieces with the Vienna Philharmonic on Wednesday Thursday and Friday and on Christmas Day the sensational pianist Lang Lang playing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto.

Bach Orchestral Suite no 1 in C BWV 1066
Concerto Copenhagen, Lars-Ulrik Mortensen(director)
recorded at Thuringia Bach Festival

approx 2.20pm
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
recorded at Salzburg Festival

approx 2.40pm
Franciszek Lessel (1780-1838) Piano Concerto in C, op. 14
Howard Shelley (period piano), Concerto Koln
recorded at Chopin and his Europe Festival, Warsaw

approx 3.05pm
Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504 ('Prague')
Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg, Adam Fischer (conductor)
recorded at the Haydn Festival, Esterhazy Festival

approx 3.45pm
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in e minor, op. 95 'New World'
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor)
recorded at Schleswig Holstein Festival.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Christmas Eve 2012 14:00