Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Brahms A German Requiem
Marin Alsop conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
James Newby baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
A Requiem for the masses.
To mark Armistice Day, we perform Brahms’ epic German Requiem, the landmark moment in the composer’s career.
Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
Sir András Schiff conductor/ piano
One of the world’s best pianists, Sir András Schiff, plays some of world’s best piano music.
Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ only piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Corelli Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 6, No 3
Manfredini Concerto Grosso in G major Op.3 No. 7
Geminiani Concerto in G minor, Op. 3 No. 2
Vivaldi Concerto for lute in D major
Rachel Podger violin/ director
They may be familiar, but Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are miracles of invention, wit and excitement.