SSO 2013-14 Season Berlioz, Schubert & Berlioz Berlioz, Schubert & Berlioz

Berlioz, Schubert & Berlioz

Played

20:00 Friday 14 Feb 2014 Eden CourtEden Court, Inverness Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Concert Information

Niccolò Paganini wanted a vehicle to show off his new Stradivarius viola. Hector Berlioz gave him the last thing he expected - a flamboyant, Byron-inspired symphony that drives straight to the brooding heart of the Romantic spirit. It's like nothing else in 19th century music, and the great French viola virtuoso Antoine Tamestit is one of its greatest interpreters. BBC SSO Artist-in-Association Matthias Pintscher brings a composer's ear to this remarkable score, and pairs it with the two perfectly-poised movements of Schubert's Unfinished (and some would say unfinishable) Eighth Symphony.

Pre-Performance Talk at 7.15pm (free to ticket-holders): Tonight's soloist, Antoine Tamestit, in conversation with BBC SSO violinist Alex Gascoine.

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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