Felix Mendelssohn: Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3
Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations
Tugan Sokhiev conducts an inspired programme from Mendelssohn's turbulent Hebrides Overture and Elgar's rich Enigma Variations to Bronfman's masterful version of Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto.
Musical inspiration comes in all forms. Mendelssohn's elemental Hebridean Overture sprang from a stormy encounter with the rugged seascape of the Western Highlands.
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 - a piece he had been working on intermittently for several years - was apparently completed in the spring of 1803, a few months after the terrible personal crisis resulting from his increasing deafness.
The catalyst for Elgar's perennially popular Enigma Variations was altogether more domestic. A light-hearted piano-side reverie caught his wife's attention. Elgar then extemporised on its theme around various friends and acquaintances. The rest, as they say, is history...Performers
Tugan Sokhiev conductor
Yefim Bronfman piano