Classical music

Love, Legends and Fairy Tales

Part of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Love stories and fairy tales have long served as an inspiration to composers and this concert features three of the most beautiful of such inspirations.

The concert opens with Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor Overture, inspired by Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, its immediate success having gained it a concert life of its own.

Brimming with wonderful tunes and strongly characterful motifs, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto opened up a world of new possibilities for the solo cello.

The concert ends with a musical flourish with the alluring stories of Arabian Nights in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is very grateful to cellist Daniel Müller-Schott for agreeing to perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, which replaces Schumann’s Piano Concerto.


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Lionel Bringuier conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott cello


Nicolai: Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor
Dvořák: Cello Concerto
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

Dates & times

5 Feb 2019
Approximate run time: 130 mins
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Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £50
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Please note changes to the conductor, soloist and programme from those originally advertised

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