HAYDN Symphony No 93 (22’)
CPE BACH Cello Concerto in A minor (25’)
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 3 ‘Scottish’ (40’)
RICHARD EGARR – Conductor
PHILIP HIGHAM – Cello
Mozart wrote “He is the father, we are the children…” Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn also venerated and learned from Bach. Not JS Bach: his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. CPE’s cello concerto shows why: it takes off thrillingly, like a rocket, but the storm yields to a truly lovely slow movement.
Egarr opens and closes with wonderful symphonies. Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ needs little introduction and while Haydn’s 93rd has no catchy name, a critic at the premiere wrote that it “inspired all of the performers [and] audience with enthusiastic ardour… it gave additional consequence to the SOUL and feelings of every individual present.”
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