Music of contrasting moods brings drama, joyfulness and melancholy to this
programme of pieces spanning the development between the classical and romantic
Schubert wrote two Overtures ‘In the Italian style’ when the
craze for Italian opera was sweeping Europe – we present the first of
them as the rousing opener to the evening.
Richard Uttley is a young pianist with great experience in chamber music and
with a number of recordings under his belt. We are delighted to be
performing the Schumann Piano Concerto with him – a work of great power
We continue our exploration of the work of Beethoven in heroic style with the
Symphony No 3 – ‘Eroica’. The story of whether or not
Beethoven wanted to dedicate this to Napoleon and whether or not he changed his
mind continues to intrigue. Either way, it is a significant moment in the
development of the symphony and in 2016, a survey for BBC Music Magazine of 151
conductors declared it to be the greatest symphony ever written!