Andrej Grilc

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Benjamin Grosvenor

Wagner, Mendelssohn, Elgar
Wed 12 Oct ’22 20:15 uur

Edward Gardner, conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Wagner - Ouverture Tannhäuser
Mendelssohn - Piano Cconcerto no. 1
Elgar - Enigma Variations

Wed 12 Oct ’22
20:15 uur
  • Wed 12 Oct ’22
    20:15 uur
    Main Hall
    Past event

Ever fancied champagne put into music? Then you should listen to Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto no. 1. He wrote it in a time of great excitement because he was very much in love with the 17-year-old aristocratic Delphine von Schauroth. She was slender and blond and had beautiful blue eyes. On top of that, she was a fantastic piano player. With her in mind he started writing a piano concerto. He visited her every morning so they could play - seated close together - the part he had just finished.

This music, stormy but at the same time light as a feather, will be performed by the equally stormy talent Benjamin Grosvenor. On stage since he was eleven, he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2004. Every one of his recordings for Decca is a hit. It takes an awful lot to win a Gramophone Award and a Diapason d’Or de l’année! 

The London Philharmonic is simply one of the best orchestras in the world. During its long life - celebrating its 90th anniversay this year - it played under legenday conductors like Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. 'The orchestral texture was slender and clear and the playing terrific with its wild energy and commitment." The Times recently reviewed.


Edward Elgar named his most famous orchestral work Enigma Variations. What enigma? He took the secret with him to his grave. What we do know is that each variation portrays one of his friends, the last one representing himself. It really doesn't matter in the end, this music definitely isn't an enigma. This late-romantic and lively score speaks to anyone immediately.

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