David Afkham conductor
Carolin Widmann violin
A fascinating programme featuring three highly distinctive works bound together by a common musical theme. In the case of Berg’s Violin Concerto and Lindberg’s Chorale it is a chorale melody employed by Bach, the first three notes of which also act as a musical motto for Schubert’s Great Symphony, whose ‘heavenly length’ (Schumann) grows entirely out of its distinctive rising shape.
We regret to announce that Sergey Khachatryan is indisposed and has had to withdraw from this concert. The Philharmonia is very grateful to Carolin Widmann for stepping in at short notice.
- The Sunday Times (8 May 2014)