Thursday 3 Apr 2014, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Edward Gardner conductor
Ruxandra Donose mezzo soprano
Wagner Overture, Rienzi
Berlioz La mort de Cléopâtre
Elgar Symphony No. 1
A glorious programme charting the three main stages of Romanticism, from Berlioz through Wagner to the sunset glow of Elgar’s majestic First Symphony, a work so overwhelming that the première audience began applauding at the end of the slow movement, forcing Elgar to come on stage and take a bow before continuing.