Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Mendelssohn’s vivid musical picture of a voyage to the Scottish islands is deservedly one of his most popular pieces.
Elgar wrote Sea Pictures immediately after the Enigma Variations and it shares their mastery of orchestral tone-painting in five contrasting songs.
Dvořák’s symphony is the first of his mature works in the form and shows a wealth of inspiration and memorable melodies in its four movements. The fresh and sunny character throughout its four movements never fails to delight.
The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts’ Orchestra in Partnership