7:30pm, Thursday 12 October 2017
Berlioz’s stirring overture, Les Francs-Juges, is the earliest of his works regularly heard today; like several Berlioz overtures, it was part of an abandoned large-scale project – in this case an opera. Mitsuko Uchida, renowned for her interpretations of the Viennese classics, joins the SCO for what was probably the last of Mozart’s 23 piano concertos; this radiant work is noted for containing a quotation from one of Mozart’s own songs. Song-like melodies also abound in Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony. Here, the composer set himself the task of writing a symphony different from all his others; for most listeners, however, it represents quintessential Dvořák.
BERLIOZ Overture, Les Francs-Juges (13’)
MOZART Piano Concerto No 27 in B-flat, K595 (32’)
DVOŘÁK Symphony No 8 (34’)
ROBIN TICCIATI - Conductor
MITSUKO UCHIDA - Piano
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