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Wednesday - James Jolly

With James Jolly. Janacek: Jealousy (orig prelude to Jenufa). Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations. Paganini: Caprice in A minor, Op 1. Holst: Capriccio. Mozart: Piano Sonata in A.

This week James Jolly explores the discography of the superstar cellist, Yo-Yo Ma with recordings today of Paganini's Caprice in A minor, Op.1 No.24 and Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor with the Berlin Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel. Plus, our Wednesday Award-winner is a recording of Respighi's The Dance of Belkis at Dawn (from Belkis, Queen of Sheba) from the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra under Sascha Goetzel.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Leos Janáček

    Jealousy (original prelude to Jenufa)

    Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • Supraphon SU 3739-2 032.
  • George Gershwin

    I Got Rhythm Variations

    Performers: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor)

    • Decca 4782189.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Caprice in A minor, op.1 no.24

    Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

    • CBS 37280.
  • Gustav Holst


    Performers: English Chamber Orchestra, Imogen Holst (conductor)

    • Lyrita SRCD223.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata in A, K331

    Performers: Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

    • DG 4775907.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    The Dance of Belkis at Dawn (from Belkis, Queen of Sheba)

    Performers: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sascha Goetzel (conductor)

    • Onyx ONYX4048.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Spiegel im Spiegel

    Performers: Tasmin Little (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano)

    • EMI 5859142.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

    Performers: Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)

    • DG 437 943-2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, op.104

    Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Berlin Philharmonic, Lorin Maaazel (conductor)

    • CBS 42206.