10th March 2017, 7.30pm
St John’s Waterloo, London SE1 8TY
Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, ‘Scottish’
Edward Liddall – Piano
Joel Sandelson – Conductor
These three much-loved works of the early nineteenth century fuse early-Romantic introspection with a sense of the past. Beethoven’s fiery overture to Collin’s tragedy is a theatrical blend of Shakespearian drama and the composer’s own stormy personality, while Schumann’s concerto is a constant struggle between fantasia and classical form, and between plaintive solo writing and a symphonic orchestral counterpart. Mendelssohn’s wild, relentless symphony abounds with echoes of the ancient Scottish landscape, treading a line between the Beethovenian symphony and a newly poetic sensibility. The Barbican Chamber Orchestra and Joel Sandelson are joined by exciting young pianist, Edward Liddall.