Two of the most enchanting pieces of the Romantic era, Mendelssohn's life-enhancing concerto creates the impression of having been conceived in one miraculous sweep (in fact it took him six years, on and off), while Mahler's Fourth possesses a magical, Mendelssohnian innocence, culminating in one of the most angelically beautiful song-settings ever composed.
More concerts at Royal Festival Hall:
May 22 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Wagner's birth, Sir Andrew Davis conducts excerpts from Wagner's Tannhäuser and Die Walküre
May 30 2013, 18:00 - Royal Festival Hall
Professor Jonathan Cross introduces the evening’s programme.
London Autumn-Spring 2013/14
Find out about the Philharmonia's 2013/14 season of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall