Rossini doesn’t immediately spring to mind when you think of sacred music – and no one was more surprised than the composer himself. 'Dear Lord, I was born for opera buffa as well you know', he commented. 'A little skill, a little heart – that’s all'.
He was being modest: his Stabat Mater is a deeply moving declaration of faith, written for operatic voices by a true master.
Carlos Miguel Prieto brings all his dramatic flair to the work. First, though, he is joined by the Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto – a journey from darkness to light by a young composer wrestling with both love and despair.
For family reasons Hannes Minnaar has had to withdraw from this concert. The London Philharmonic Orchestra is very grateful to Frank Dupree who is taking his place at short notice.
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoireBeethoven: Piano Concerto No.3
Part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk. Dr Stefano Castelvecchi looks at Rossini's Stabat Mater in the context of the Belief and Beyond Belief festival. Admission free.
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