Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Nicolai, Elgar, Brahms
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall. Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Overture). Elgar: Falstaff. Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 (with Garrick Ohlsson).
Adam Tomlinson introduces a concert from Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, given by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and their Conductor Emeritus Sir Andrew Davis. The programme begins with Otto Nicolai's hum-along overture to his one-hit-wonder opera The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Elgar's virtuosic Shakespearian ode to growing old disgracefully - his symphonic poem Falstaff. And after the interval, American keyboard legend Garrick Ohlsson joins the orchestra for the first time this century with Brahms's majestic Second Piano Concerto, described by Brahms himself as "some little piano pieces".
Nicolai: Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor).