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Royal Northern Sinfonia: Mendelssohn and Schumann

Adam Tomlinson presents a concert of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Part given by Royal Northern Sinfonia, violinist Alina Ibragimova and conductor Clemens Schuldt at Sage Gateshead.

Adam Tomlinson presents a concert of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Pärt given by Royal Northern Sinfonia, violinist Alina Ibragimova and conductor Clemens Schuldt live at Sage Gateshead.

The influence of JS Bach reaches across the centuries tonight, in a programme that opens with his youngest son - and 'London's Bach' - Johann Christian. His symphonies are signature works of the eighteenth century, and No 6 is arguably his most unsettlingly dramatic; Johann Christian's influence upon the young Mozart is unmistakeable. The beloved Lutheran hymn Ein' feste Burg is unser Gott (A mighty fortress is our God) informs the finale of Mendelssohn's 'Reformation' Symphony, a piece that JS Bach had worked into a cantata for the Augsburg bicentennial a century earlier. In between, Arvo Pärt's buzzing If Bach had been a Beekeeper uses the musical notation of the letters BACH. And Alina Ibragimova performs Schumann's Violin Concerto in D minor, on the 80th anniversary of the work's UK premiere.

J C Bach; Symphony in G minor, Op 6 No 6
Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23

Interval

Arvo Pärt: Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte...
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5, 'Reformation'

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Clemens Schuldt (conductor).

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony in G minor Op6 No6.

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Clemens Schuldt.
  • Robert Schumann

    Violin Concerto in D minor

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Clemens Schuldt.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in F major K.30 for violin and keyboard

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova.
  • Franz Liszt

    Fantasia and fugue on the theme BACH S.529 for piano [transc. from S.260 for organ, 'Prelude and fugue ...']

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Clemens Schuldt.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No, 5 'Reformation'

    Conductor: Clemens Schuldt. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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