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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
Elgar: Falstaff

8.20 INTERVAL

8.40
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Otto Nicolai

      Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor

      Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Edward Elgar

      Falstaff Symphonic Study Op 68

      Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Part 2

    • Johannes Brahms

      Piano Concerto No 2 in B Flat Major Opus 83

      Performer: Garrick Ohlsson. Performer: Sir Andrew Davis. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Post-concert

    • Max Reger

      Phantasie uber den Choral, "Freu' dich sehr, O meine Seele", Op.30

      Performer: Wouter van den Broek.
      • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.

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