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2014: Memory and renewal
VIVALDI La stravaganza, Op. 4, Concerto No. 1 in B flat major
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 2
THOMAS LARCHER Ouroboros for cello and orchestra
REGER Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 132
Thierry Fischer conductor
Pieter Schoeman violin*
Kristina Blaumane cello**
*Chair supported by Neil Westreich
**Chair supported by Stuart and Bianca Roden
The eternal cycle: 1814 brought a fragile peace to Europe, and the teenage Schubert’s delightful Second Symphony seems to dance for joy. A century later in 1914, Europe stood on the brink again, and the German composer Max Reger looked back, one last time, to Mozart: painting his musical tribute in all the colours of the Romantic orchestra. It’s a sumptuous climax to a concert that begins amid the supercharged splendour of Baroque Venice, before leaping forward to 2014 – where a modern Austrian composer finds a myth of renewal snaking through the Alpine forests. Principal Cellist Kristina Blaumane joins conductor Thierry Fischer in Thomas Larcher’s extraordinary Ouroboros.
Generously supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.
This concert will be broadcast live at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21 October on BBC Radio 3, as part of Southbank Centre’s Inside Out festival
Part of 2020 Vision
This concert will be filmed live at the Royal Festival Hall by Silent Studios and will be broadcast online by our streaming partner Marquee TV. The concert will premiere at 8pm on Wednesday 4 November and will be available for you to enjoy at home free of charge for an initial 7-day period.
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