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RBC OOTS Peter Donohoe plays Mozart

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The Bradshaw Hall

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road

Birmingham

B4 7XR

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Jason Lai conductor
Peter Donohoe
piano
Orchestra of the Swan

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mozart Piano Concerto No.25
New short work by a Conservatoire Composition student
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5

This journey across the ages is the exemplification of melody and passion: from Tallis’ unforgettable 450-year-old psalm-tune (heard through early-twentieth-century ears) through the last of Mozart’s twelve renowned Viennese piano concertos (only, though, becoming part of the repertoire in the late twentieth-century) to one of the most glorious of modern symphonies. Wilfrid Mellers wrote that this was “music imbued with what one can only call greatness of soul… the consummation of the lifetime’s work of a great and good man”.

Additionally, we can experience how Vaughan Williams’ career progressed – or, more accurately, was progressing… because, even at the age of seventy, the Fifth wasn’t the large-scale farewell that had been expected: there were four more such works still to be composed!

1.30pm

Pre-Concert Talk: Chris Morley (Music Critic, Birmingham Post), Jason Lai & Peter Donohoe look forward to the China/West Midlands 2020 celebration of the cultural ties between Birmingham & the West Midlands


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