Sunday 9 Mar 2014, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Philharmonia Box Office : 020 7921 3907
Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Nikolai Lugansky piano
Beethoven Overture, Egmont
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Scottish
This afternoon’s concert offers a stunning reminder as to how quickly the musical world changed between Beethoven’s galvanising psychological dramas (as encapsulated in his Egmont Overture and Emperor Piano Concerto) and Mendelssohn’s fleet-footed Romanticism, which looks simultaneously back to Mozart and forward to Wagner, subtly shaded by the rhythms of Scottish folk music.