WALTON Cello Concerto (c.44 mins) ELGAR Symphony No.2 (c.55 mins)
Laura van der Heijden cello Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
Elgar called his Second Symphony ‘the passionate pilgrimage of a
soul’ and some people think it’s his greatest, the composer at his
most vulnerable and revealing, as its bouncing swagger gives way to
music of haunting beauty and deep emotion. Our Chief Conductor Ryan
Wigglesworth closes the season with this huge work which just bursts
with feeling and orchestral colour. But before then, let 2012’s BBC
Young Musician, Laura van der Heijden, delight you with Walton’s
vigorous and heartfelt Cello Concerto.
The youthful energy and virtuosity of her playing surely makes her the
perfect soloist for this work, thought by the composer’s wife to be
a portrait of their marriage.
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(Price Band C & D).
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