Echoes of jazz run throughout it and the slow movement confirms the composer as a master of melody.
The violin was Elgar’s own instrument and his Violin Concerto is almost like a personal confession, expansive and compelling.
Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto has been described as a ‘concerto for poets’ and is a ground-breaking work by the legendary icon of the piano.
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is the first giant of the genre and it is only fitting that it forms part of a Season devoted to the Great Concertos.
Written whilst Dvořák was in the USA and struggling with homesickness, his Cello Concerto is not only filled with longing for home but also a more deeply personal anguish.