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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Repertoire

Weber
Der Freischütz Overture
Brahms
Violin Concerto
Dvořák
Symphony No.8

Performers

Chloë Hanslip
violin
Christoph Koenig
conductor

He may have been overshadowed by Wagner, but without Weber the history of opera would be very different. Weber’s Der Freischütz, with its atmospheric Overture, is considered the first important German Romantic opera – and had a huge impact on Wagner himself.

Brahms and Wagner were rivals, splitting the musical world with their different approaches to composition, yet few can now resist the sunny charm of the Violin Concerto by Brahms. With its lyrical opening movement, exquisite, singing Adagio and vigorous finale, the Concerto is an ideal showcase for the talents of Chloë Hanslip.

Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony is one of his most joyous, full of Bohemian folk-tunes and orchestral colour.

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