- SchumannRobert Schumann 1810–1856
Konzertstück for Four Horns in F major, Op 86
- Colin Matthews b.1946
- BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica' Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55
For his second programme in the season, Sakari Oramo offers an exhilarating menu of Beethoven, Schumann and Colin Matthews. Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony was, and remains, a revolutionary statement of genius. The blazing ‘hunting’ horns in the symphony’s trio, perfectly echoe Schumann’s glorious Konzertstück for four horns, showcasing soloists from the BBC SO, and the heroic, romantic and soulful qualities of the instrument.
Traces Remain, a new commission from Colin Matthews, takes its name and inspiration from a book of essays by Charles Nicholl: ‘the sudden presence, the glimpse behind the curtain, the episode measured in minutes and preserved across the centuries’.