Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.4
Elegant and emotive music from two of Vienna's finest composers.
Mozart's Third Violin Concerto was written when he was only 19. It is full of youthful charm, with a slow movement of tender romance. The final rondo features a lively dance-tune associated with Strasbourg, from which the concerto gets its nickname, 'Strassburg'.
Mahler's Fourth Symphony, which opens with jingling sleigh-bells, is one of his most delicate. Yet there is all the contrast you'd expect from Mahler - a quirky scherzo, and a slow movement of yearning beauty.
The symphony ends with a soprano solo unfolding a child's vision of Heaven.Performers
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman conductor violin
Arianna Zukerman soprano