Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A major
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor - Soloist William Fu
Wagner: Overture to “Tannhauser”
Conducted by Neil Mantle
As far as is known, Rachmaninoff’s celebrated second piano concerto is the only work to have been dedicated to a psychiatrist! This unique honour belongs to one Dr. Dahl, who unwittingly obtained immortality as the practitioner who hypnotised the composer out of a complete creative block after the disastrous failure of his first symphony. How Rachmaninoff would have regarded the inclusion of his most famous work into the soundtrack of the 1945 film “Brief Encounter” thankfully is not known, as he departed this life two years earlier!
Our soloist, Hong Kong pianist William Fu, is known for his deep understanding and maturity in his playing. He has won numerous prizes in international competitions, and has given performances in major venues throughout Europe and the Far East.
Bruckner’s most serene and untroubled symphony makes a splendid contrast to Wagner’s noble overture to “Tannhauser”.
**Tickets will now be available for sale 30 minutes before the performance at the door at St Cuthbert's