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Benedetti plays Mendelssohn

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Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Cimarosa Il matrimonio segreto: Overture
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Schubert Symphony no 8 D 759 Unfinished (Brian Newbold finished version)

The concept of an unfinished symphony challenges us to reflect on the very meaning of the word ‘finished’.
Is Schubert’s Symphony ever really finished if we continue to find new and creative ways to interpret the work and derive new meaning from it? Perhaps the publication of a composer’s work is only one stage in a much bigger story of the music.

We are delighted to welcome back to the stage Nicola Benedetti, a national treasure continuing her adventure on gut string with us, performing Mendelssohn’s landmark Violin Concerto.