Augustin Hadelich, praised by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for his ‘pinpoint brilliance’, is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, another work that well deserves its place as an audience favourite.
Mendelssohn wrote the solo part, brimming with his trademark singing melodies, for his childhood friend Ferdinand David.
Manfred, Lord Byron’s drama telling of a Romantic anti-hero who defies heaven and hell to die on his own terms, inspired music by Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Nietzsche – the Overture to Schumann’s incidental music opens tonight’s programme.
RepertoireSchumann: Overture, Manfred
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