Bruch's String Octet blends the infectious excitement of his much-loved orchestral works, such as the Violin Concerto, with the intimacy of a small chamber setting. Led from the outset by a beautiful violin melody, the music travels through moments of drama, virtuosity and mischief. The two outer movements frame a sombre, chorale-like second movement, before allowing the sunshine to return in a jubilant finale.
This concert is part of the Philharmonia Chamber Players series.
PerformersFabrizio Falasca violin
RepertoireNico Muhly: Clear music for cello, harp & celeste
Xian Zhang conducts two equally characterful works in the evening performance at 7.30pm – Alina Pogostkina performs Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto, while the full might of the Orchestra is deployed in Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.
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