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'
Bruch: Romance in F, Op 85
Mozart: Symphony No 36, 'Linz'
Julian Rachlin (conductor/violin/viola)
Royal Northern Sinfonia.