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Stephen Hough makes his second festival appearance this summer playing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1, sight-read by Liszt in the Érard piano showroom in Paris in 1831 to Mendelssohn’s amazement.
Under its Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs another work of the same year, Berlioz’s King Lear overture, and Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony, described by Berlioz as ‘a funeral oration for a great hero’. George Benjamin pays tribute to Bach in orchestrating excerpts from The Art of Fugue.
Watch and listen to more piano concertos at the Proms.