JS BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No 1 (21’)
SCHUMANN 
Piano Concerto (31’)
HAYDN
Symphony No 101 ‘The Clock’ (29’)

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
Conductor
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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.

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Igor Levit
Piano
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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).

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