Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto which we also heard deserves more acclaim than it gets – tending to be overlooked - coming as it does between the monumental 3rd and 5th concertos - so two totally different recordings were viewed. Love is often in the air when music is being composed and Brahms’ love for Clara Schumann may have inspired his 1st violin sonata, while Mahler’s Adagietto from his 5th symphony definitely was instrumental in the wooing of Anna, his wife to be. These and the ubiquitous overture - every good music programme should start with one – made for happy watching and listening. The video recordings together with the explanatory notes for each performance can be accessed via the links below.
Finally, a reminder that our class on Friday 22nd September has been rescheduled to the Friday 29th September.
Session Notes - 11th August
Weber - Euryanthe Overture
Saint-Saens - Symphony No.3
Mahler - Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Mozart - Piano Trio K 502
Session Notes - 25th August
Rossini - Thieving Magpie Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.4 - Soloist Nelson Freire
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.4 - Soloist Eric Lu
Brahms - Violin Sonata No. 1