About the Event
Today's concert offers a treat for those who relish the deep, rich tones of string instruments, allowing oneself to immerse in its comforting embrace, much like sinking into plush sofa cushions. Amidst a period when melodiousness had become outdated after 1900, Rachmaninov and Elgar daringly introduced an additional layer of November melancholy, proudly embracing their label as "old‐fashioned." In the present, we now recognize the contemporary appeal of this music, as it played a crucial role in shaping the emerging film music genre. Moreover, these compositions exude timeless beauty, evoking a sense of nostalgia reminiscent of an aged red wine that induces a heavy‐headedness and warms the core.
- Richard Wagner – „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“, Vorspiel zum dritten Aufzug
- Edward Elgar – Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester e‐Moll op. 85
- Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff – Symphony No. 2 in E minor, op. 27
| Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
| Vasily Petrenko