Gardiner's Schumann: Symphony No 3

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads a journey through the Romanticism of Weber, Mendelssohn and Schumann.

The Overture to Weber’s grand opera Euryanthe, which has taken on a life of its own in the concert hall, is a window onto some of the most exciting moments of the whole work. Isabelle Faust and Kristian Bezuidenhout then present Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Piano, which elegantly balances a measure of Classical restraint against rich and Romantic displays of feeling.

We close with Schumann’s Third Symphony. One of the composer’s most impressive, it paints a euphoric picture of the German Rhineland in broad Beethovenian style, closing with an exhilarating finale.

The performance is expected to finish around 9.15pm, including a 20 minute interval.

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