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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Elgar’s hits

orchestral
Sun 03 Jun 2018 15.00
introduction by Francis Maes 14.15
start 15.00
expected end time 16.55

Melancholy and virtuosity: Britannia rules

Edward Elgar’s music sounds much like his personality: warm, extrovert, brilliant, deeply introspective and melancholic. His 1919 Cello Concerto resounds with the horror and suffering of World War I. This gives it a certain sombreness, but the cello also gets every opportunity to sing, in dramatic monologues and moments of virtuosity. That virtuosity is also apparent in the mysterious Enigma Variations, which also delight because of their Wagnerian pathos and lyricism.

programme

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Cello Concerto in E minor, opus 85
Enigma Variations, opus 36

performers

BBC Scottish Orchestra: orchestra
Martyn Brabbins: conductor
Nicolas Altstaedt: cello

Sun 03 Jun 2018 15.00
introduction by Francis Maes 14.15
start 15.00
expected end time 16.55

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