JTI Friday Series Berlioz
Overture, Benvenuto Cellini Elgar
Cello Concerto Strauss
Ein HeldenlebenDavid Zinman
How life changes us. In his late Cello Concerto, Edward Elgar shed the swaggering Edwardian confidence of his youth in favour of more inward, thoughtful expressions. The Concerto’s elegiac themes shun excess but speak as loudly as the luscious rollercoaster that is Richard Strauss’s orchestral autobiography, Ein Heldenleben
. No sign of restraint here. But like Elgar, Strauss did change, and he depicted as much in the music: it starts heroic and exhibitionistic, scattering adversaries with panache. It finishes in a place of peace, fulfilled and contented, suddenly as disarmingly noble as Elgar’s Cello Concerto.
*We regret that Truls Mørk is indisposed, however we are delighted to welcome Alban Gerhardt in his place.Hear it first!
Select a link below to listen to selected movements from this concert (Flash Player opens in a new window).Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini - OvertureElgar: Cello Concerto – IElgar: Cello Concerto – IIIStrauss: Ein Heldenleben – Der Held Strauss: Ein Heldenleben – Des Helden Gefahrtin Strauss: Ein Heldenleben – Des Helden Weltflucht und VollendungTICKETS: £9 - £55 BOOK NOW >You may also like: CONCERT: Strauss, Mahler and Ravel
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