Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of works by Brahms and Elgar with soloist Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
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Programme
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Academic Festival Overture for Large Orchestra, (Akademische Festouverture), Op.80
Elgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934), Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Artists
Andrew Litton, Conductor
Nigel Kennedy, Violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The title of Brahms' Academic Festival Overture has a rather studious ring to it, but in fact is one of his liveliest works, based on a series of student drinking songs and written to balance the more sombre style of his Tragic Overture.

Brahms' Violin Concerto, performed by Nigel Kennedy, moves from a noble opening movement to the gorgeous Adagio, followed by an energetic finale.

Sandwiched between these works is one of Elgar's best-loved creations, his glorious 'Enigma' Variations, with their mysterious 'hidden theme'. The variations sparkle with Elgar's finest melodic invention and orchestral flair, reaching great emotional depth in the profound nobility of Nimrod.

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Belvedere Road
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 8XX