HAYDN Symphony No 73 in D ‘La Chasse’
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
Robin Ticciati Conductor
Steven Isserlis Cello
This concert brings together the music of three composers who occupied neighbouring territories in Eastern Europe at different times over the past three centuries – a fascinating time-travelling blend of much-loved masterworks with the perhaps less familiar, but no less brilliant music of Ligeti.
But there is a further hidden theme here: the horn. Instrument of postmen and hunters, beloved of misty-eyed Romantics, full-blooded dramatists and sharp-witted avant-gardistes… this concert brings the SCO’s Horn section to the fore.
The distinguished British soloist Steven Isserlis takes the concerto spotlight, and is utterly on home ground in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto.