1 Sep 2012, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2012 Prom 67: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Mendelssohn

Prom 67: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Mendelssohn
Prom 67: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Mendelssohn
19:30 Sat 1 Sep 2012 Royal Albert Hall
In the first of its two concerts this season the Leipzig Gewandhaus pays tribute to the composer-conductor who, from the mid-1830s, cemented its high reputation from the podium.
In the first of its two concerts this season the Leipzig Gewandhaus pays tribute to the composer-conductor who, from the mid-1830s, cemented its high reputation from the podium.

Programme

      • Overture 'Ruy Blas'(8 mins)
      • Violin Concerto in E minor(27 mins)
        • interval
        • Overture 'The Fair Melusine'(10 mins)
        • Symphony No 5 in D major 'Reformation'(27 mins)
        • A Midsummer Night's Dream(5 mins)Wedding March (Encore)

    Performers

    About this event

    In the first of its two concerts this season the Leipzig Gewandhaus pays tribute to the composer-conductor who, from the mid-1830s, cemented its high reputation from the podium. At the heart of the programme, one of the most popular of all concertos is played by a dynamic young soloist.

    Part 2 sheds new light on Mendelssohn’s creativity with an unfairly neglected concert overture he considered the ‘most intimate’ thing he had produced, followed by the original version of his 'Reformation' Symphony.

     

    Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Suzy Klein talks about Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor.

    Part of

    Proms 2012

    Music Played

    Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 (Proms 2012)
    Felix Mendelssohn & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly & Nikolaj Znaider
    COMPOSER: Felix Mendelssohn
    ORCHESTRA: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
    CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Chailly
    PERFORMER: Nikolaj Znaider
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