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English Idylls

Thursday 7 May 2020, 7.30pm

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Wasps: Overture

DELIUS Piano Concerto

BUTTERWORTH The Banks of the Green Willow

ELGAR ‘Enigma’ Variations

Christoph Altstaedt Conductor
Mark Bebbington Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Vaughan Williams’ delightfully English The Wasps: Overture opens the evening with zest and charm. Delius’ Piano Concerto, a piece that blends red-blooded Romanticism with pastoral-like gentleness, a tradition emulated in Butterworth’s The Banks of the Green Willow, a gorgeous exploration of a traditional folk theme.

A timeless bastion of English Romanticism, Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is regarded as one of the greatest pieces of music originating in the British Isles. A set of musical dedications to his friends, the mysterious main theme, the ‘Enigma’, remains unstated throughout, leaving the intrigue of this magnificent work a mystery up to this day.

This concert is kindly supported by the Delius Trust.

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Cadogan Hall
Sloane Terrace
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