Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Philharmonia Box Office : 020 7921 3907
Christoph von Dohnányi conductor
Till Fellner piano
Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, K466
Schumann Symphony No. 2
Beethoven’s favourite of all Mozart’s piano concertos, the brooding, dusky colours of his Concerto No. 20 sits alongside Schumann’s Second Symphony. Barely recovered from a series of emotional breakdowns, Schumann encrypted the finale of his symphony with a dedication to his wife, Clara, containing within it a reference to the final song of Beethoven’s song cycle, To the distant beloved.
Before, hear the dazzling pianist Mei Yi Foo perform Hans Abrahamsen's Piano Concerto and a selection of contemporary miniatures in this free performance.