Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Alexandru Tomescu Violin
Discvover Enescu, Saint-Saëns and Porumbescu
ENESCU Suite No.2
SAINT-SAËNS Violin Concerto No.3
PORUMBESCU Ballade for Violin and Orchestra
MOZART Symphony No.41, 'Jupiter'
This programme celebrates the rich music heritage of Romania, beginning with Enescu's neo-Classical Suite No.2, full of spirit and vigour from the composer's homeland. Renowned violinist Alexandru Tomescu pairs Saint-Saëns inventive and impressionistic Violin Concerto No.3 with a musical gem of sheer Romantic indulgence by little-known Romanian composer Ciprian Porumbescu. Nicknamed the 'Jupiter', Mozart's final symphony is a true eighteenth-century tour de force and widely regarded as the zenith of the Classical period.
This concert is kindly supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute.
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