Closing the Philharmonia's 2012/13 season in style, tonight's concert opens with Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture and Mozart's D minor Piano Concerto, whose dramatic sense of foreboding made such an indelible impact on Brahms and Beethoven that they both composed solo cadenzas for it. The evening ends with Sibelius' rousing Second Symphony, whose lyrical splendour possesses a choreographic flair and majesty. Little wonder that English musicologist Julius Harrison enthused that, 'of all the great writers since the last of the great classical composers, Sibelius is the one recognised by cultured musicians as the most fitting successor to the immortal Brahms.'
More concerts at Royal Festival Hall
Jun 27 2013, 18:00 - Royal Festival Hall
New works from the Young Composers Academy.
Jun 27 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Yuri Termirkanov conducts Mussorgsky’s great Pictures at an Exhibition, Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Sayaka Shoji