Sir András Schiff at his piano

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

International Concert Series Thu 18 Apr 2024, 7:30pm The Anvil

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Programme

Mendelssohn
Symphony no. 1
Piano Concerto no. 1
Symphony no. 4 (Italian)

Performers and Cast

Sir András Schiff
piano/director

Mendelssohn’s C minor symphony, his first scored for full orchestra after a series of works for strings, is packed with originality, astonishing for a fifteen-year-old composer.

The piano concerto shows many of his strengths, as a dramatic first movement gives way to a lyrical and tender slow section. The finale is a tour de force of elegant, fleet-fingered virtuosity.

The irresistibly exuberant Italian Symphony captures in four movements his impressions of the country. The slow movement is a pilgrim’s march, and the gently flowing scherzo is followed by an exhilarating Neapolitan dance as a finale.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is Anvil Arts’ Orchestra in Association.

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Reviews

Joy untrammelled coursed through the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s concert
The Observer

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