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Date: Wednesday 13th May
Venue: Main Auditorium - 7.30pm
Jérémie Rhorer conductor
Francesco Piemontesi piano
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
SCHUBERT Overture, D.590,
D major In the Italian Style
Symphony No. 4, Italian
At the age of 21, Mendelssohn undertook his second ‘grand
tour’ of Europe where inspiration struck for an Italian
symphony. Mendelssohn was drawn to, as he put it, the
vivacity and “supreme delight in life” he found in Italy.
The result, is a symphony that’s instantly joyous,
especially at the leaping ‘Saltarello’ dance of the finale.
Alongside, the quiet beauty of Schumann’s Piano Concerto,
the première of which was given by Schumann’s wife, Clara,
on New Year’s Day, 1846.
This concert is sponsored by the Friends
of the Philharmonia.
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