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London Philharmonic - Elgar, Ireland, Walton

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents. Piers Lane (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Manze. Elgar: Introduction and Allegro. Ireland: Piano Concerto. Walton: Symphony No 1.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall
Presented by Ian Skelly
Andrew Manze conducts the LPO in Elgar, Ireland and Walton.

Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Ireland: Piano Concerto

8.15: Interval

8.35
Walton: Symphony No. 1

Piers Lane, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Manze, conductor

One day in 1930, John Ireland heard a piano student practising down a corridor at the Royal College of Music. Ireland was struck by the student's combination of poetry and technique, and when he discovered who the mystery pianist was, he was enthralled by her physical presence and beauty too. Ireland captured his sudden infatuation for the pianist Helen Perkin in his sparkling Piano Concerto, and it's easy to hear how the pianist inspired the composer to heights of brilliance, virtuosity and flair. Alongside the Concerto, Andrew Manze conducts the emotional outpouring that is William Walton's First Symphony and Elgar's poised Introduction and Allegro for strings.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Edward Elgar

      Introduction and Allegro Op.47

      Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • John Ireland

      Piano Concerto in E flat

      Performer: Piers Lane. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Interval

    • John Ireland

      Decorations for piano

      Performer: Eric Parkin.
      • John Ireland - The Piano Music.
      • Lyrita.
      • SRCD2277.
      • 1.
    • John Ireland

      Greenways - Three Lyric Pieces for piano

      Performer: Eric Parkin.
      • John Ireland - The Piano Music.
      • Lyrita.
      • SRCD2277.
      • 3.
  • Part 2

    • William Walton

      Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor

      Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Post concert

    • Barbara Strozzi

      L' Amato segreto

      Performer: Catherine Bott. Performer: Paula Chateauneuf. Performer: Timothy Roberts. Performer: Frances Kelly.
      • To the Unknown Goddess - A Portrait of Barbara Strozzi.
      • Carlton Classics.
      • 6600412.
    • Cecilia McDowall

      Vespers In Venice

      Performer: Grace Francis.

      Specially recorded for International Women's Day

    • Béla Bartók

      Hungarian sketches for orchestra

      Orchestra: Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar. Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis.
      • Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste.
      • Hungaroton.
      • HSACD32510.

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