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With Ian Skelly. Copland: Symphonic Ode. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2. Sibelius: Night Ride and Sunrise. Bach: Orchestral Suite No 4. Plus music by Stravinsky and Mendelssohn.

Ian Skelly begins a week of highlights from recent concerts given by the San Francisco Symphony recorded at their home, the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. The Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, opens the week with a performance of Copland's Symhonic Ode. Today's programme also includes Kirill Gerstein performing Beethoven's 2nd Piano Concerto under Charles Dutoit, Sibelius and Stravinsky conducted by Osmo Vanska and Mendelssohn's 3rd Symphony conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado.

Ton Koopman also gave a concert of music by JS Bach and his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. One work from this concert will be played each day, starting with JS Bach's 4th Orchestral Suite today.

Ian Skelly (presenter)

2pm
Aaron Copland
Symphonic Ode
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

2.20pm
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.19
Kirill Gerstein (piano)
San Francisco Symphony
Charles Dutoit (conductor)

2.50pm
Sibelius
Night Ride and Sunrise, Op.55
San Francisco Symphony
Osmo Vänska (conductor)

3.15pm
J.S. Bach
Orchestral Suite No.4 in D, BWV.1069
San Francisco Symphony
Ton Koopman (conductor)

3.40pm
Stravinsky
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
San Francisco Symphony
Osmo Vänska (conductor)

3.50pm
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 ('Scottish')
San Francisco Symphony
Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 1 Feb 2016 14:00

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  • Aaron Copland

    Symphonic Ode

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.

    Recorded 07 November 2013 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein. Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony.

    Recorded 04 June 2014 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

  • Jean Sibelius

    Night Ride and Sunrise Op.55

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.

    Recorded 30 January 2014 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Ton Koopman.

    Recorded 01 May 2014 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphonies of Wind Instruments

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.

    Recorded 30 January 2015 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No.3 in A minor 'Scottish'

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.

    Recorded 04 October 2013 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

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