Edward Gardner, the most exciting young British conductor of today – having gathered pace in his position at English National Opera – conducts this evening’s concert, featuring Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7. Arguably this is Dvorák’s finest symphony thanks in large part to the last two movements, which contain some of his most remarkable musical ideas, combined with rhythmic vitality and singing melodies. Janácek’s orchestral tour de force, the Sinfonietta, opens the evening. This grew out of immense national pride in the newly formed Czechoslovakia, clearly signalled by the massive brass fanfares that open and close the piece.
More concerts in Leicester:
Nov 24 2013, 19:30 - De Montfort Hall
van Steel conducts Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Dukas
Nov 06 2013, 19:30 - De Montfort Hall
Nicholas Collon conducts Beethoven and Dvořák in Leicester
Oct 16 2013, 19:30 - De Montfort Hall
Ashkenazy conducts Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky