BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
17 Mar 2019, Cheltenham Town Hall
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BBC NOW 2018-19 Season Elgar Enigma Variations

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Elgar Enigma Variations
15:00 Sun 17 Mar 2019 Cheltenham Town Hall
Elgar Enigma Variations
Elgar Enigma Variations

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Elgar Enigma Variations

Taking her lead from sensual French poetry, Clyne depicts a woman travelling in the dead of night with music that is both sinister and joyous. Gershwin’s concerto elegantly brings jazz into the concert hall, tempering Broadway sassiness with classical restraint. Elgar’s Variations manages a similar balance between the light-hearted and the noble, with thirteen sketches of his friends and an astute self-portrait.