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Louise Fryer with music from the Frankfurt RSO. Weber: Turandot (excerpts). Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue, BWV582. Nielsen: Symphony No 3. Plus works by Mozart, Ives and Varese.

Louise Fryer presents a week featuring two of Germany's finest orchestras, the NDR (North German Radio) Symphony Orchestra from Hamburg and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra - both sister ensembles to the BBC's own performing groups.

During the week you can hear a daily Mozart concerto or symphony from Hamburg, and a daily Nordic Symphony: two each from Sibelius and Nielsen. Plus the likes of Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Shostakovich and even a couple of British pieces (by Delius and Britten).

Today's programme introduces the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, with a special focus on some of the intriguingly different repertoire and interesting musical juxtapositions that Chief Conductor Paavo Järvi likes to explore with the orchestra.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Dvorak, Arr. Kreisler

    Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 no. 7

    Performer: Eugene Ysaye (violin) Performer: Camille DeCreus (piano)

  • Beethoven, Arr. Busoni

    Beethoven, Arr. Busoni - 6 Ecossaises for piano, WoO.83

    Performer: Ferruccio Busoni (piano)

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Overture and March from Turandot

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Paavo Järvi

  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Paavo Järvi

  • Bach, orch. Stokowski

    Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV.582

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphony no. 3

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Paavo Järvi

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K.488

    Performer: Kit Armstrong (piano) Orchestra: NDR Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Ivor Bolton

  • Ives

    The Unanswered Question

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Paavo Järvi

  • Edgard Varèse

    Ameriques

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Paavo Järvi

  • Paul Hindemith

    Ragtime

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Paavo Järvi

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