Schumann wrote several pieces for piano and orchestra, but the work heard tonight is his only fully-fledged piano concerto. Composed for Schumann’s wife, Clara, the concerto features Igor Levit, winner of Gramophone Magazine’s Recording of the Year 2016. Bach’s First Brandenburg Concerto provides a festive upbeat. Of the six Brandenburg Concertos, this has the most colourful instrumentarium; it also contains an unusually varied selection of movements, including a courtly minuet and a Polish peasant dance. Haydn's Symphony No 101 completes the programme; its highly inventive use of music conceived for a mechanical clock has helped make it one of his most popular works.
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Robin Ticciati is Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera. As a guest conductor he has appeared with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies.
Winner of Gramophone’s ‘Recording of the Year 2016” award, Igor Levit manifests his position as one of the most relevant pianists of his generation – as an artist “built to last” (The Guardian).