Sunday 25 Jan 2015, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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John Wilson conductor
Steven Isserlis cello
Walton Cello Concerto
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5
Three British classics of hypnotic poetic intensity open with Bax’s magical distillation of the Cornish landscape, inspired by the imposing presence of Tintagel Castle. The improvisatory musings of Walton’s favourite concerto are perfectly matched by the heartfelt meditations of Vaughan Williams’s Fifth Symphony, dedicated in appreciation to Sibelius.