James Gaffigan – conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason – piano
Robert Schumann Manfred Overture
Clara Schumann Piano Concerto
— Interval —
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Enjoy two of Dvořák’s sunniest works, the perfect foil for the intensity of Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto.
Both overture and symphony open with the sound of birdsong. An early reviewer praised In Nature’s Realm for its “joyful spring mood… vitality, spontaneity and naturalness”, and the same could be said of the Eighth Symphony, full of melodies evoking Dvořák’s beloved Bohemian countryside.
Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto was considered too difficult by even the top pianists of his day, but it holds no fear for soloist Denis Kozhukhin. A regular collaborator with the Philharmonia, Kozhukhin was praised last time he played with us for his “impeccably crystal clear technique [and] musical confidence” (Bachtrack).
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Prices & Discounts
£12 – £58 (premium)
Subscription discounts available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; £8 tickets for students via Student Pulse one month before the concert (limited availability)
1 hour and 50 minutes, including 20 minute interval
Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717