Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra 2022
MendelssohnOverture, The Hebrides, Op.26
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
Beethoven Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36
Three fantastic favourites close the series. First, the overture written after Mendelssohn’s 1829 visit to Fingal’s Cave on the Scottish island of Staffa. Its sweeping, broody theme captures the grandeur of both cave and islands, though he himself referred to it solely as The Hebrides. Another Classic FM hit (Number One five times), Bruch’s most famous work (for which he never received a penny!), follows, complete with its yearning E flat adagio. Beethoven’s second (the first ever to replace minuet with scherzo) was written in his prime, at 31, but is still known as the final work of his ‘early’ period, and, like the first symphony, its obvious 18th century Viennese roots are plain to hear and enjoy.
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Part of the 2021-22 Cheltenham Concert Series.
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