19:30 Dé hAoine 2 Beal 2014 Bridgewater Hall, ManchesterThe Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Tel: 0161 907 9000
- Felix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
Overture 'The Hebrides' Overture 'The Hebrides' Nó mar is fearr aithne: Overture 'The Hebrides', Op 26
- Robert Schumann 1810–1856
Piano Concerto in A minor
- Gustav Mahler 1860–1911
Symphony No 1 in D major
"The symphony should be like the world" declared Gustav Mahler. "It must embrace everything." And that's exactly what his First Symphony does: beginning with the breathless hush of a world before creation, and ending, trumpets blazing, with a roof-raising conquest of heaven itself. In between come all the dreams and nightmares of a young composer high on his own genius. You simply have to hear it live, as Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic explore it together for the very first time.
For Robert Schumann, on the other hand, the centre of the world was his beloved Clara. His lovely Piano Concerto is half virtuoso showpiece, half dreamy love-letter. One thing's for certain: Chethams alumnus Stephen Hough will know exactly how to lay bare its heart.