7:30pm – 9:30pm
- Dvořák Waldesruhe arr. for cello and orchestra B.182
- Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major Op. 93
- Interval – 30 minutes
- Schumann Violin Concerto, mv. II (codetta by Britten)
- Brahms Double Concerto in A minor Op. 102
World-leading cellist Steven Isserlis joins the Academy and their Music Director, virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, for an incredible programme at Cadogan Hall. The two superstar soloists come together for a Brahms tour de force, the brilliant Double Concerto, which delicately balances violin and cello in a rich and elaborate musical love affair regarded as one of Brahms’ greatest late works. The programme also features a curiosity in the form of the second movement of Schumann’s Violin Concerto, with an added codetta by Benjamin Britten. Reworked as an Elegy in memory of legendary British horn player Dennis Brain, it was discovered by Isserlis in the Britten archives and has not been performed since 1958.
We sat down with Joshua and Steven ahead of the concert to talk about their artistic relationship and performing Brahms’ Double Concerto in an Academy Podcast episode, which you can listen to below:
Our London concert programmes for the 2015/16 season are available free this year, thanks to the generous support of our programme sponsor, J&A Beare. Read a digital copy of the evening’s programme below:
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