Thursday 16 Mar 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor

Veronika Eberle violin

Antoine Tamestit viola

Schubert Overture, Rosamunde

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K364


Elgar Symphony No. 1

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts Elgar's First Symphony. Instantly a triumph, following the symphony's première a review in the 1908 Daily Mail proclaimed: 'It is quite plain that here we have perhaps the finest masterpiece of its type that ever came from the pen of an English composer'. Alongside, Mozart's spritely Concertante for Violin and Viola is a master of invention, full of glorious melodies that beautifully weave their way from one soloist to the next.