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AO30120160201

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)

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

2.50pm

Sibelius

Night Ride and Sunrise, Op.55

Osmo Vänska (conductor)

3.15pm

J.S. Bach

Orchestral Suite No.4 in D, BWV.1069

Ton Koopman (conductor)

3.40pm

Stravinsky

Symphonies of Wind Instruments

3.50pm

Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 ('Scottish')

Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor).

AO30220160202

Ian Skelly presents highlights from the San Francisco Symphony, including Leila Josefowicz in Stravinsky's Violin Concerto and James Conlon conducting Tchaikovsky's Pathétique. Thomas Ades's Three Studies from Couperin are coupled by the Overture and Passacaille from Lully's Armide in a concert conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, and Michael Tilson Thomas conducts an energetic new work by Steven Mackey, Eating Greens. Plus Ton Koopman conducting Peter Wyrick in CPE Bach's Cello Concerto in A.

Ian Skelly (presenter)

2pm

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Overture and Passacaille, from 'Armide'

San Francisco Symphony

Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor)

2.10pm

Thomas Adès

Three Studies from Couperin

Les Amusemens (The Amusements)

Les Tours de Passe-passe (The Sleight-of-Hand)

L'Âme-en-peine (The Soul in Distress)

2.25pm

CPE Bach

Cello Concerto in A

Peter Wyrick (cello)

Ton Koopman (conductor)

2.45pm

Steven Mackey (* 1956)

Eating Greens (1994)

Part I: Religion, Food, Art

Part II: Loose Ends

Part III: Five Chords

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

3.10pm

Igor Stravinsky

Violin Concerto in D

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

3.40pm

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 ('Pathétique')

James Conlon (conductor).

AO30320160203

Ian Skelly continues a week of Afternoon on 3 showcasing highlights of recent concerts given by the San Francisco Symphony. Today, the renowned Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska conducts the orchestra in Sibelius's 6th Symphony, and the German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins the orchestra with its Music Director, Michael Tilson Thomas, in Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto.

Ian Skelly (presenter)

2pm

Sibelius

Lemminkäinen's Return, from 'Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22'

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

2.10pm

Béla Bartók

Violin Concerto No.2, BB.117

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

2.50pm

Symphony No.6

Osmo Vänska (conductor).

AO30420160205

AO30420160205

Ian Skelly presents concludes a week of recent recordings by the San Francisco Symphony with music that includes Shostakovich's Concerto in C minor for piano trumpet and string orchestra, with the virtuosic French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Ton Koopman conducting Bach's cantata, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, with soprano Carolyn Sampson, and Britten's suite from The Prince of the Pagodas. The young pianist Daniil Trifonov finishes the week with Rachmaninov's ever-popular Variations on a Theme by Paganini.

2pm

Beethoven

Leonore Overture No.3 in C, Op.72b

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

2.15pm

Shostakovich

Concerto in C minor Op.35 for piano, trumpet and string orchestra

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

San Francisco Symphony

James Conlon (conductor)

2.40pm

JS Bach

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, cantata, BWV.51

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Mark Inouye (trumpet)

San Francisco Symphony

Ton Koopman (conductor)

3pm

Traditional

Lelambatan Tabuh Pat Jagul

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

3.15pm

Benjamin Britten (Arr Donald Mitchell & Mervyn Cooke)

Suite from 'The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57'

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

4pm

Rachmaninov

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

San Francisco Symphony

Osmo Vänska (conductor).

AO30420160205

Ian Skelly presents concludes a week of recent recordings by the San Francisco Symphony with music that includes Shostakovich's Concerto in C minor for piano trumpet and string orchestra, with the virtuosic French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Ton Koopman conducting Bach's cantata, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, with soprano Carolyn Sampson, and Britten's suite from The Prince of the Pagodas. The young pianist Daniil Trifonov finishes the week with Rachmaninov's ever-popular Variations on a Theme by Paganini.

2pm

Beethoven

Leonore Overture No.3 in C, Op.72b

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

2.15pm

Shostakovich

Concerto in C minor Op.35 for piano, trumpet and string orchestra

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

James Conlon (conductor)

2.40pm

JS Bach

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, cantata, BWV.51

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Mark Inouye (trumpet)

Ton Koopman (conductor)

3pm

Traditional

Lelambatan Tabuh Pat Jagul

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

3.15pm

Benjamin Britten (Arr Donald Mitchell and Mervyn Cooke)

Suite from 'The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57'

4pm

Rachmaninov

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

Osmo Vänska (conductor).