BBC Philharmonic in Elgar
Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Stuart Flinders
The BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis perform some of the most well-known of Edward Elgar's works.
Andrew Davis - a long time champion of British music and particularly the music of Edward Elgar - will relish conducting a concert which explores some of the many faces of this most mercurial composer. It begins with the cascading strings of his Introduction and Allegro and continues with his autumnal Cello Concerto, played by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Nicolas Altstaedt, who makes his Bridgewater Hall debut. The second half of the concert breathes life into some of Elgar's family and friends through the musical portraits he sketched of them in his Enigma Variations - one of the most popular pieces of British orchestral music.
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Elgar: Cello Concerto
8.15 - Music Interval
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
Andrew Davis (conductor).