This afternoon’s concert begins with Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture, followed by a Beethoven favourite: his ‘Moonlight’ Sonata. There’s a half-term holiday with Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien in a recording conducted by Neeme Järvi, and we keep it in the family as Järvi’s son Paavo conducts Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, with Gautier Capuçon as soloist.
Our concert is completed by two very different pieces: Allegri’s 16th-century setting of the psalmist’s words, ‘Have mercy on me, O God’, and Howard Shore’s expansive music for the famous film version of The Lord of the Rings.
Academic Festival Overture Op. 80
Marin Alsop conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor Op.27
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien Op. 45
Neeme Järvi conducts the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
The Lord of the Rings – Breaking of the Fellowship
David Arnold conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104
Paavo Järvi conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra