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
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.