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Episode 1

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 18 February 2013

Louise Fryer presents a week featuring recent concerts by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra playing Viennese classics: everything from Mozart and Haydn, through Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms and Johann Strauss. to Berg! Plus a light sprinkling of Italian sunlight and other complementary icing on the cake.

You can hear all four Schumann Symphonies in the course of the week, starting today with no. 1, the 'Spring' Symphony. This afternoon there are also two of Mozart's greatest concertos, one each for violin and piano; plus - in a concert given in Glasgow at the end of January, which kicks off the programme - Mendelssohn's sunniest symphony, the 'Italian', and overtures by Rossini and Schubert.

Later in the week, there are three live 2pm concerts, by the BBC Philharmonic and Ulster Orchestras as well as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Schubert: Overture to Rosamunde

Mozart Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, K.216
Esther Yoo (violin)

Rossini The Italian Girl in Algiers (Overture)

Mendelssohn Symphony no. 4 (Italian)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Michal Dworzynski (conductor).

Mozart Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor, K.491
Khatia Buniatishvili (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Gerard Korsten (conductor).

Schumann Symphony no. 1 in C major (Spring)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Gerard Korsten (conductor).

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