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BBC Philharmonic in Elgar

Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Philharmonic in an all Elgar concert. With Introduction and Allegro; Cello Concerto (soloist: Nicolas Altstaedt); Elegy; Enigma Variations.

Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presented by Stuart Flinders

The BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis perform some of the most well-known of Edward Elgar's works.

Andrew Davis - a long time champion of British music and particularly the music of Edward Elgar - will relish conducting a concert which explores some of the many faces of this most mercurial composer. It begins with the cascading strings of his Introduction and Allegro and continues with his autumnal Cello Concerto, played by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Nicolas Altstaedt, who makes his Bridgewater Hall debut. The second half of the concert breathes life into some of Elgar's family and friends through the musical portraits he sketched of them in his Enigma Variations - one of the most popular pieces of British orchestral music.

Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Elgar: Cello Concerto

8.15 - Music Interval

Elgar: Elegy
Elgar: Enigma Variations

Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Davis (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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