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London Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn

London Philharmonic Orchestra/Christoph Eschenbach. Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Symphony No 5. Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (with Ray Chen).

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Presented by Martin Handley

Ray Chen plays the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture, Egmont
Robert Schumann: Overture, Scherzo & Finale
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

8.20: Interval

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor

Ray Chen, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

In 2008 an unknown violinist won one of the biggest prizes in music, the Yehudi Menuhin Competition. A year later, he won another: the legendary Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. The violinist was Ray Chen, and the Menuhin jury praised his performance of the Mendelssohn Concerto for its freshness, spontaneity and infectious delight.
Chen performs the Concerto here, after impassioned overtures by Beethoven and Schumann and before one of the most famous symphonies of all - Beethoven's depiction of fate knocking at the door.

Followed by highlights from: RNCM Festival Of Brass: Spirit of Celebration.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Egmont - Overture

      Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Robert Schumann

      Overture, scherzo and finale Op.52

      Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64

      Performer: Ray Chen. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Nicolò Paganini

      Caprice No. 21 in A major (from 24 Caprices Op.1)

      Performer: Ray Chen.
  • Interval

    • Franz Schubert

      Grande marche & trio in E major, D.819 no. 6

      Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Performer: Justus Frantz.
      • Schubert - Music for Piano Duet I.
      • EMI Classics.
      • 3653212.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Allegro molto from Violin Sonata in A major K.305

      Performer: Ray Chen. Performer: Christoph Eschenbach.
      • Mozart - Ray Chen.
      • Sony Classical.
      • 88765447752.
  • Part 2

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony no. 5 in C minor

      Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
  • Post concert

    • Martin Ellerby

      The Four Elements - Partita for euphonium and brass band

      Performer: Gary Curtin (euphonium). Ensemble: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Elgar Howarth.

      Recorded at the RNCM Festival of Brass, 23 January 2015

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Nocturne in G minor Op.37 no.1

      Performer: Angela Hewitt.
      • Chopin - The Complete Nocturnes and Impromptus.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67371/2.


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