Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi
Piano: Alexander Gavrylyuk
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21
Brahms: Symphony No.1
Mendelssohn’s gossamer music for Shakespeare’s fairies has always been loved by audiences. It is incredible that it was written by a teenager.
Brahms was into middle age before he felt confident tackling the symphony. It was worth the wait. The First Symphony bursts into turbulent life, travels through passages of deep emotional intensity and ends in exultant glory.
Between these two wonderful works, popular pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk returns to the APO for one of Mozart’s finest concertos, with its dreamy slow movement made famous in the Swedish film Elvira Madigan.