Dohnányi conducts Schumann

Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Christoph von Dohnányi conductor

Till Fellner piano

Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, K466


Schumann Symphony No. 2

Beethoven’s favourite of all Mozart’s piano concertos, the brooding, dusky colours of his Concerto No. 20 sits alongside Schumann’s Second Symphony. Barely recovered from a series of emotional breakdowns, Schumann encrypted the finale of his symphony with a dedication to his wife, Clara, containing within it a reference to the final song of Beethoven’s song cycle, To the distant beloved.