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Anvil Arts: Faust plays Schumann

Hear music by Schumann and Mendelssohn at Anvil Arts, Basingstoke
Basingstoke, The Anvil £16 - £42 Book

Programme

Mendelssohn
Hebrides, The Overture, op.26 ‘Fingals Cave’

Schumann
Violin Concerto in D Minor, WoO23

Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C Major

                                               

Conductor:   Antonello Manacorda
Soloist: Isabelle Faust (violin)

 

Mendelssohn’s overture is a vivid evocation of the sea and Scottish islands. Schumann’s Violin Concerto is full of the composer’s personal lyricism and invention. A strong influence on the later violin concerto of Brahms, its slow movement is particularly beautiful, and the piece as a whole is unjustly neglected. The second symphony is the most taut and dramatic of Schumann’s four, dating from around the time of the Piano Concerto. The lyrical slow movement leads to a jubilant finale.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Association