Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Double trouble

Vilde Frang and Lawrence Power play Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Plus Mozart's final symphony and Faustian Liszt.

Leading up to Friday's First Night of the Proms, Georgia Mann presents some of Europe's top orchestras in highlights from this season.

When players from the European Union Youth Orchestra set up the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in 1981 it quickly became established as one of the world's finest chamber orchestras and has consistently performed with top-rank soloists and conductors. This concert, recorded in March in the Bruges Concertgebouw as part of the International Brussels Music Festival, features Vilde Frang and Lawrence Power in Mozart's great double concerto for violin and viola and ends with his final symphony and summing-up of his composing genius, the 'Jupiter'. It begins with diabolical Liszt: a rare chance to hear Two Episodes from Lenau's Faust performed together, as Liszt intended. The solemn 'Procession by Night', by turns bleak and comforting, is followed by one of Liszt's greatest successes, Mephisto's wild 'Dance in the Village Inn'.

Liszt: Two Episodes from Lenau's Faust S.110
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K.364

8.35pm
Interval Music (from CD)
Hummel: Octet-Partita in E flat
Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe

8.50pm
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major K.551 (Jupiter)

Vilde Frang (violin) & Lawrence Power (viola)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
David Afkham (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Liszt

    2 Episodes From Lenau's Faust S.110 for orchestra

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: David Afkham.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K.364 For violin, viola and orchestra

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Performer: Lawrence Power. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: David Afkham.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    12 Variations On 'Ah, Vous Dirai-Je, Maman' K.265 (arr Frang & Power)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Performer: Lawrence Power. Music Arranger: Vilde Frang. Music Arranger: Lawrence Power.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Parthia in E flat major S48 for wind octet

    Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • COE Records : CDCOE812.
    • COE Records.
    • 13.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 41 in C major K.551 (Jupiter)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: David Afkham.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite bergamasque for piano

    Performer: Inon Barnatan.
    • Darknesse Visible: Piano works by Ravel, Debussy, etc.
    • AVIE.
    • 5.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Spanish Overture No 2, 'Souvenir d'une nuit d'été à Madrid'

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Regis.

Broadcast

Featured in...

The women erased from musical history

The women erased from musical history

Discover the music of five forgotten women composers, performed in a special IWD concert.

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Music by Malcolm Arnold, Edward Elgar and Herbert Howells.