Robin Ticciati’s third concert of the Season begins with Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite, a work famed for its ‘Air on the G String’. It is followed by a rarity – Dvořák’s G minor Piano Concerto. Performed by Sir András Schiff, one of the most thoughtful pianists of our age, this virtuosic masterpiece will doubtless intrigue and delight. The programme is completed by Brahms’ Third Symphony, sometimes described as his ‘Eroica’. Most critics have stressed the Symphony’s heroic qualities, whether or not the allusion to Beethoven’s Third was intended; Dvořák, on the other hand, was captivated most by the work’s sheer beauty.
CONNECT INSIGHTS: 6.30pm
Edinburgh: Performance in the Foyer by St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh.
Glasgow: Pre-concert recital by students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, who are working with musicians from the SCO to develop their skills and experience in the performance of chamber music.
Saturday 11 November, 10.30am – 4.30pm, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Professor Jan Smaczny (Queen’s University, Belfast) explores the works by Dvořák being performed this Season.
Robin Ticciati is Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since season 2009/10 and the Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera since Summer 2014. From the 2017-18 season he will also assume the Music Directorship of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for an initial five-year term.
Sir András Schiff is world-renowned and critically acclaimed as a pianist, conductor, and lecturer. Born in Budapest in 1953, he began piano lessons at the age of 5 with Elisabeth Vadász. He continued his musical studies at the Liszt Academy with Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados, and in London with George Malcolm. Between 2012 and 2014 he performed his Bach Project throughout the USA and is now giving a series of recitals comprising the last three sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.