English Idylls: John Wilson

Sunday 25 Jan 2015, 3.00pm
Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert

John Wilson conductor

Steven Isserlis cello

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.

This concert is part of the Sunday Matinee Series

  • Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5
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