Ulster Orchestra - Britten, Korngold, Elgar
Concert in which Paul Watkins conducts the Ulster Orchestra. Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op 10. Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op 35. Elgar: Enigma Variations.
Presented by Ian Skelly
Korngold's luxuriously harmonic Violin Concerto is framed by two of the finest sets of English Variations. Britten's set of variations for string orchestra were a tribute to his teacher Frank Bridge and his first masterpiece, while Elgar's famous variations brought him international recognition and were each a musical portrait of a friend. Principal Guest Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra - Paul Watkins leads proceedings with young British violinist Jack Liebeck the soloist in the Korngold.
Britten - Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge op.10
Korngold - Violin Concerto in D major op.35
Elgar - Variations on an Original Theme op. 36 "Enigma"
Jack Liebeck (violin)
Paul Watkins (conductor)
Followed by a preview of some of the works nominated for the British Composer Awards, full coverage of which will feature in tomorrow night's programme.