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
Arvo Pärt: Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte...
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5, 'Reformation'
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Clemens Schuldt (conductor).
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