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Alexander Shelley conducts Beethoven

Sunday 8 February 2015, 7.30pm

GLINKA Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

Alexander Shelley Conductor
Alessio Bax Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The programme includes Rachmaninov’s romantic Piano Concerto No.2, forever linked to the famous film Brief Encounter. Composed in 1900 and comparable to Beethoven’s epic Eroica symphony in terms of its scope, drama and majesty, it has seduced audiences the world over ever since and will be performed by the distinguished pianist Alessio Bax. The second half begins with the haunting rhapsodic work by Vaughan Williams – his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. This is always in Classic FM’s top ten and is a spell-bindingly beautiful piece. The concert ends with perhaps the most famous of all symphonies, Beethoven’s elemental Symphony No.5 with its famous opening fate motif.

Ticket information

Tickets: £24

Concession, group, student and under 16s discounts available.

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