Camerata’s Penrith Concert On BBC Radio 3

Posted on March 17, 2012

BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting Manchester Camerata’s concert on Monday 19 March 2012 Live from Penrith Methodist Church.

Gábor Takács-NagyGabor Takacs-Nagy conducts Manchester Camerata in Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D minor.

A visit to the Italian city of Florence in 1890 inspired Tchaikovsky to write his string sextetSouvenir de Florence which is performed tonight in its version for full string orchestra.

The thirteen year-old Mendelssohn composed his Violin Concerto in D minor for his beloved teacher and friend Eduard Rietz but the work completely disappeared from the concert platform until 1952 when Yehudi Menuhin resurrected it in a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen – a study for 23 solo strings is subtitled “In memoriam”. It’s one of Strauss’s last works, written during the closing months of the Second World War and dedicated to the Swiss impresario and conductor Paul Sacher.