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Radio 3 in Concert at Free Thinking

...at Free Thinking: Adam Tomlinson presents Royal Northern Sinfonia with works by Beethoven, Bruch and Mozart as part of 2018's Free Thinking Festival, live from Sage Gateshead.

Adam Tomlinson presents Royal Northern Sinfonia with works by Beethoven, Bruch and Mozart as part of this year's Free Thinking Festival, live from Sage Gateshead.

Oh Vienna. The city is writ large over tonight's concert, opening with Beethoven's tempestuous overture-without-incidental-music to Heinrich von Collin's play Coriolan, a hit in the capital at the time. There's Beethovenian tenderness in Bruch's Romance for viola, and the sun rises over the city in the opening to Mozart's last concerto for violin - a cosmopolitan work of warmth, depth and humour. And to close, Mozart again with his 'Linz' symphony, written in the city in just four days for an impromptu concert: "there will be an academy [concert] in the theatre here and, as I have not a single symphony with me, I am writing a new one at breakneck speed."

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Mozart: Violin Concerto in A, K219, 'Turkish'

INTERVAL

Bruch: Romance in F, Op 85
Mozart: Symphony No 36, 'Linz'

Julian Rachlin (conductor/violin/viola)
Royal Northern Sinfonia.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Coriolan Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Julian Rachlin.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto in A, K219, 'Turkish'

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Julian Rachlin.
  • Charles Avison

    Concerto Grosso No.10 in D major "After Scarlatti"

    Orchestra: The Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
  • Trad.

    Sweet Hesleyside / Hesleyside Reel

    Performer: Kathryn Tickell. Performer: Tommy Gilfellon. Performer: Martin Matthews.
  • Dominic Muldowney

    Saxophone Concerto (1st movement)

    Performer: John Harle. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Diego Masson.
  • Max Bruch

    Romance in F, Op 85

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Julian Rachlin.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 36, 'Linz'

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia.
  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    String Quartet No.2

    Ensemble: Hanson Quartet.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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