Saturday 12th November 2011 at 7:45pm

Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt
Programme Nov 2011Elgar ‘Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4' Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording of this work

Barber ‘Adagio for Strings’  Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording of this work

Liszt Symphonic Poem ‘Tasso’  Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording of this work

Elgar ‘Violin Concerto'  Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording of this work
    Soloist
Sasha Rozhdestvensky

We celebrate Liszt’s 2011 bicentenary with one of his great tone poems. Barber’s well-loved Adagio was originally part of his second string quartet. But we begin and end with Elgar. This march is less familiar than the famous No 1, but no less memorable. The Violin Concerto, premiered in 1910, gained immediate popularity and has remained a firm favourite on concert programmes ever since.