London Philharmonic Orchestra in Brighton | 12th March 2022 | Brighton Dome, Brighton, East Sussex
London Philharmonic Orchestra in Brighton at Brighton Dome, on 12th March 2022 Daydreams and Fantasies, Martin James Bartlett featuring works of Williams, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.
‘Captivating from start to finish’ declared one critic when Martin James Bartlett won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014. Time flies: since that incredible night, Bartlett has established himself as one of the most imaginative (and brilliant) pianists of his generation.
He’s perfect, in other words for the fantasy, the humour and the pure, heart-on-sleeve romance of Rachmaninoff’s hugely popular Rhapsody. Conductor Holly Mathieson stays in Russia for Tchaikovsky’s fairytale First Symphony, and she rediscovers a forgotten British classic from the 1940s – the delightful Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes by Grace Williams. Britten was a fan: we think you’ll hear why.
Williams Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Rhymes Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 (Winter Daydreams)
Holly Mathieson conductor Martin James Bartlett piano
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