London Philharmonic Orchestra & Benjamin Grosvenor
Edward Gardner, conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Wagner - Ouverture Tannhäuser
Mendelssohn - Piano Cconcerto no. 1
Elgar - Enigma Variations
Wed 12 Oct ’2220:15 uurMain Hall
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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