Thursday 14 May 2015, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Jérémie Rhorer conductor
Francesco Piemontesi piano
Dukas Overture, Polyeucte
Schumann Piano Concerto
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Italian
Schumann and Mendelssohn were in awe of each other, and although both were brilliant musical fantasists, tonight’s concert provides the perfect opportunity to contrast the dream-like, time-suspending romance of Schumann’s Concerto with Mendelssohn’s neo-classical sparkle and lithe textures – what Schumann referred to as ‘Mozart’s second coming’.