BBC Philharmonic
24 Apr 2020, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Strauss, Bloch, Bruch and Beethoven

BBC Philharmonic
Strauss, Bloch, Bruch and Beethoven
19:30 Fri 24 Apr 2020 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
BBC Philharmonic Chief Conductor Omer Meir Wellber is joined by German cellist Jan Vogler for this performance in Nottingham
BBC Philharmonic Chief Conductor Omer Meir Wellber is joined by German cellist Jan Vogler for this performance in Nottingham

Programme

Performers

Concert Information

BBC Philharmonic Chief Conductor Omer Meir Wellber is joined by German cellist Jan Vogler in Nottingham.

Vogler performs two rhapsodic works on Hebraic themes: Ernst Bloch’s Schelomo which evokes the meditations of King Solomon in music that’s both contemplative and seductive. We also hear Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, a beautiful prayer of repentance which helped to ensure that its composer became famous for more than just his First Violin Concerto.

The programme begins with Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel, the mischievous deeds and pratfalls of its antihero memorably rendered in Strauss’s brilliant orchestration. This irrepressible spirit is also felt in the relentless energy of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.

The rhythmic impulse of Beethoven’s writing can’t be contained, and the high-octane finale, complete with stratospheric horns, is truly wild, stomping joyfully through the orchestra.