SCHUBERT Symphony No 8 ‘Unfinished’ (25’)
MOZART Mass in C minor, KV 427 (55’)
RAPHAËL PICHON – Conductor
ANNA DENNIS – Soprano
MHAIRI LAWSON – Soprano
ROBIN TRITSCHLER – Tenor
CHRISTIAN IMMLER – Baritone
GREGORY BATSLEER – Chorus Director
Schubert’s two symphonic movements have always seemed perfect in themselves, a conversation between darkness and the frail light of lyric inspiration. The best known ‘unfinished’ work for chorus and orchestra is Mozart’s Requiem but his C minor Mass of 1782 has proved resistant to successful completion. What we have, though, is full of inspiration, above all in the sublime Et incarnatus est which was sung by Mozart’s then-fiancée Constanze at the first performance. This concert marks the UK guest conducting debut of former countertenor Raphaël Pichon.
CONNECT INSIGHTS: 6.30pm
Pre-concert recital by students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, who are working with musicians from the SCO to develop their skills and experience in the performance of chamber music.
Proudly sponsored by Pulsant