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Wednesday - James Jolly

With James Jolly. Lumbye: Champagne Galop Polka. Smetana: Memories of Bohemia in the form of Polkas. Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No 3. J Strauss II: Overture (Die Fledermaus).

Classical Collection: this week James Jolly has an Invitation to the Dance, Saint-Saens Piano Concertos & recordings by the conductor Pierre Monteux.

Today's highlights include Polkas from Denmark and Bohemia, a Jota from Russia, operetta from Johann Strauss II, Pierre Monteux conducting Debussy and an award-winning disc of Tchaikovsky Romances.

10.00
Lumbye
Champagne Galop Polka
Copenhagen Tivoli Orchestra
Lavard Friisholm (conductor)
EMI 268161-2

10.02
Smetana
Memories of Bohemia in the form of Polkas, Op.12, No.1
Andras Schiff (piano)
TELDEC 3984 21261-2

10.05
Tchaikovsky
Tatiana's Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin)
Lucia Popp (soprano)
Munich Radio Orchestra
Stefan Soltesz (conductor)
EMI 585102-2

10.10
Saint-Saens
Piano Concerto No.3 in E flat major, Op.29
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor)
EMI 7490512

10.45
Strauss J. II
Die Fledermaus: Overture
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
DG 477 6336

10.59
Our Wednesday Award-Winner is a disc of Tchaikovsky Romances with Christianne Stotijn and Julius Drake

Tchaikovsky
At the ball, Op.38 No.3
None but the lonely heart, Op.6 No.6
It was in early Spring, Op.38 No.2
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)
Julius Drake (piano)
ONYX 4034

11.08
Debussy
Rondes des Printemps (Images)
London Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux (conductor)
PHILIPS 420 392-2

11.16
Glinka
Jota Aragonesa
USSR Symphony Orchestra
Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
RCA 74321 53461-2

11.26
Schubert
String Quartet in E flat, D.87
Belcea Quartet
EMI 235738-2.

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