Ashkenazy conducts Grieg and Holst

Sunday 20 Oct 2013, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor

Alice Sara Ott piano

Ladies of the Philharmonia Chorus chorus

Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Grieg Piano Concerto

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Holst The Planets

Composed in 1868 while holidaying with his family in Denmark, Grieg’s Piano Concerto embodies the spirit of one of the happiest times in the composer’s life. But it would be more than two years, after he showed it to the great Franz Liszt, before it achieved public popularity. By comparison, Holst’s planetary masterwork hit the British music scene like a thunderbolt. Practically overnight he found himself elevated from a virtual unknown into a national celebrity.

This concert is part of the Sunday Matinees series


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