- The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
- Violin Concerto
- String Quartet No. 14 (Death and the Maiden) (arr. Mahler for string orchestra)
- Joshua Bell
Inspired by a visit to Scotland, and completed upon his return to Germany, Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave brilliantly evokes the power and wild beauty of the sea. His final large-scale orchestral work, the Violin Concerto in E minor, is a cornerstone of the classical repertoire and is regarded as one of the greatest and most-popular.
The concert concludes with Schubert’s Quartet in D minor which is based in part on his earlier song with words by German poet Matthias Claudius which gives this piece its common title, Death and the Maiden.
6.30pm: pre-concert talk with horn player Stephen Stirling in the Caversham Room.
Post-concert: Joshua Bell will be signing CDs.