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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven, Elgar

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Christoph Konig. Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Symphony No 6. Elgar: Violin Concerto (with Pinchas Zukerman).

Live from the Royal Festival Hall in London. Rising talent Christoph König conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Symphony No 6 (Pastoral), and Elgar's Violin Concerto. with soloist Pinchas Zukerman.

Presented by Martin Handley

Beethoven: Overture 'Coriolan'
Beethoven: Symphony No 6 in F, (Pastoral)
Elgar: Violin Concerto

For Beethoven nature was almost a substitute for religion; his Pastoral Symphony is a loving portrayal of the countryside and its people, and a perennial favourite with audiences. It is preceded here by one of his most dramatic concert overtures.

Elgar's Violin Concerto is less well-known than his Cello Concerto, but exceeds it in length and ambition. Written in 1910 for the great Fritz Kreisler, it is played tonight by one of today's most distinguished virtuosos.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Coriolan Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Koenig.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Koenig.
  • Edward Elgar

    La Capricieuse, Op. 17

    Performer: Marc Neikrug. Performer: Pinchas Zukerman.
    • Philips.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Liebeslied

    Performer: Marc Neikrug. Performer: Pinchas Zukerman.
    • Philips.
  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'amour, Op. 12

    Performer: Marc Neikrug. Performer: Pinchas Zukerman.
    • Philips.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Liebesfreud

    Performer: Marc Neikrug. Performer: Pinchas Zukerman.
    • Philips.
  • Edward Elgar

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Pinchas Zukerman. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Sinfonia no.4

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.

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