Kurt Masur conducts Beethoven
Part of LPO 12/13Saturday 20 October 2012
Felix Mendelssohn: Overture, Ruy Blas
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.7
Kurt Masur returns to his former orchestra for this concert of life-affirming masterworks from his homeland.
Schumann's Cello Concerto is among the composer's most inspired creations - an isle of bliss in an otherwise troubled life. You can hear it in the music as through the touching song of the cello it marries sweeping greatness with technical brilliance, radiating content through its very human beauty.
It's a fitting prelude here to the furious energy of Beethoven's most impulsive symphony - itself a journey through steady, poignant contemplation to one of the most momentum-filled musical dynamos in history.Performers
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Kurt Masur conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello