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AO30120151012Verity Sharp presents a week of concerts from the Berlin Philharmonic, from last season. Today we feature concerts conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and Alan Gilbert, with symphonies by Mendelssohn (his Scottish) and Schumann (the Rhenish), recorded at the Philharmonie, Berlin and the Megaron, Athens. The violinist Leonidas Kavakos features in Sibelius's Violin Concerto.

2.00pm

Bach: Cantata - Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV.58

Christina Landshamer (soprano)

Michael Nagy (baritone)

conductor Alan Gilbert

2.15pm:

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56 'Scottish'

2.55pm:

Rossini: Overture to 'Semiramide'

conductor Simon Rattle

3.10pm:

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

3.45pm:

Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat, op. 97 'Rhenish'

AO30220151013Verity Sharp presents a week of concerts from the Berlin Philharmonic, recorded from their last season. Today features concerts conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and Andris Nelsons at the Philharmonie, Berlin, including works by Rameau and Kodaly, plus Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Hakan Hardenberger joins them for a trumpet concerto by HK Gruber.

2pm:

Rameau: Suite from 'Les Indes galantes'

Conductor Simon Rattle

2.15pm:

Kodály: Excerpts from 'Háry János'

2.35pm:

HK Gruber: Trumpet Concerto 'Aerial'

Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet)

Conductor Andris Nelsons

3.05pm:

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

AO30320151014Verity Sharp presents a week of concerts from the Berlin Philharmonic's last season. Today's concert is conducted by Christian Thielemann with a tone poem by Liszt, a nocturnal piece by Henze, and Beethoven's Symphony no.3. Recorded at the Philharmonie, Berlin earlier this year.

2pm:

Liszt: Orpheus, S.98

Conductor Christian Thielemann

2.15pm:

Henze: Sebastian im Traum

2.30pm:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 55 ('Eroica')

AO30420151016Verity Sharp presents this week's final selection from the Berlin Philharmonic's past season. Today's concerts feature conductor Sir Simon Rattle, with music by Debussy and Britten, and Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony, recorded in August 2015.

2pm:

Debussy: Images, for orchestra

Conductor Simon Rattle

2.35pm:

Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

3.05pm:

Shostakovich: Symphony No.4