Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: English Idylls

London, Cadogan Hall
London, United Kingdom
Cadogan Hall
Thu 07 May 19:30
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Vaughan Williams’ delightfully English The Wasps Overture opens the evening with zest and charm. Delius’ Piano Concerto is a piece that blends red-blooded Romanticism with pastoral-like gentleness, a tradition emulated in Butterworth’s The Banks of the Green Willow, a gorgeous exploration of a traditional folk theme.


A timeless bastion of English Romanticism, Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is regarded as one of the greatest pieces of music originating in the British Isles. A set of musical dedications to his friends, the mysterious main theme, the ‘Enigma’, remains unstated throughout, leaving the intrigue of this magnificent work a mystery up to this day.


This concert is kindly supported by the Delius Trust.


Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)


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PROGRAMME

Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture
Delius Piano Concerto
Butterworth The Banks of the Green Willow
Elgar ‘Enigma’ Variations


PERFORMERS

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Mark Bebbington piano
Christoph Altstaedt conductor

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    Vaughan Williams’ delightfully English The Wasps Overture opens the evening with zest and charm. Delius’ Piano Concerto is a piece that blends red-blooded Romanticism with pastoral-like gentleness, a tradition emulated in Butterworth’s The Banks of the Green Willow, a gorgeous exploration of a traditional folk theme.


    A timeless bastion of English Romanticism, Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is regarded as one of the greatest pieces of music originating in the British Isles. A set of musical dedications to his friends, the mysterious main theme, the ‘Enigma’, remains unstated throughout, leaving the intrigue of this magnificent work a mystery up to this day.


    This concert is kindly supported by the Delius Trust.


    Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)


  • Programme & Performers

    PROGRAMME

    Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture
    Delius Piano Concerto
    Butterworth The Banks of the Green Willow
    Elgar ‘Enigma’ Variations


    PERFORMERS

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Mark Bebbington piano
    Christoph Altstaedt conductor

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