Please note that this concert replaces the previously advertised Past Reflections concert due to UK quarantine restrictions beyond our control. The concert will be recorded for a later livestream - date tbc.
Mendelssohn Die schöne Melusine Overture
Mozart Symphony No.34
Brahms Symphony No.3
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
Beginning with a pastoral lightness, Mendelssohn’s concert overture based on a German folk legend, soon turns to darker harmonic terrain and assumes a more agitated air – urgent and impassioned with the violins, surely representing the doomed heroine of the tale.
Mozart wrote the Symphony No.34 in the summer of 1780 at a time of frustrated pique during his last months working as a court musician in Salzburg. Yet it is one of his most exuberant and charming symphonies, opening with a bright, ceremonial fanfare, before developing into a blithe and bustling testament to his youthful genius, full of energy and verve.
Brahms’ Third Symphony is more individual and characteristic than its two predecessors. In its striking mixture of passion and pessimism, of restlessness and serenity, Brahms offers a compelling, highly revealing musical self-portrait, rich with references to his own thoughts about life and love.
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