A programme bringing together two aesthetic and musical universes two hundred years apart: J.S. Bach (the sublime Violin Concerto in A minor, with Academy Director Tomo Keller as soloist) and Mozart (with his youthful Symphony No. 29) are the two historical models against which all musicians lay the foundations of their own language.
Britten and Tippett, two of the most brilliant representatives of twentieth-century British music, are represented in works that are typically ‘neo-classical’: in his famous Simple Symphony (1934), Britten has fun imitating classical Viennese models while Tippett’s Fantasia Concertante is a marvellous homage to Corelli for the 300th anniversary of his birth (1953).
Tippett Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (Omaggio a Italia)
Britten Simple Symphony Op.4
Bach Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Walton Sonata for Strings