- Leonore Overture No. 3
- Violin Concerto No. 1
- Symphony No. 2
- Barry Wordsworth
- Esther Yoo
- violin (RPO Artist-in-Residence 2018)
Raising the curtain to an all-German programme, Beethoven’s much-loved Leonore Overture No. 3 opens with sparkling tunes and uncontainable waves of joy. Musical fireworks colour Bruch’s First Violin Concerto, which is a showpiece of remarkable lyricism and emotional weight, performed by the RPO’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence, Esther Yoo.
Written whilst on holiday in the summer of 1877, Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, a work of rich complexity and subtlety, closes the concert with its graceful melodies and magnificently radiant brass finale.