‘The greatest child prodigy since Mozart’ they said. Mendelssohn had made his first public concert appearance at the age of 9 and by his teens had five operas and 11 symphonies to his credit. He had also composed the Overture to one of Shakespeare’s iconic plays – but why did it take him 16 years to complete the project?
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For the next concert Firebird turns its hand to the First Symphony of Brahms which has lasted through the centuries thanks to its verve, freedom and complexity.
The dazzling young Russian cellist Aleksei Kiseliov takes the solo spot on 14 March in Schumann’s heart-rending Cello Concerto – one of the three great Romantic works for this instrument. We hear more from Aleksei himself…
A mysterious Overture, a heart-rending Cello Concerto and a great Beethovenian inspired Symphony: These are the magical ingredients of the next Firebird concert on 14 March…
Firebird takes to the road on Sunday for a fabulous programme in Oxford promising some of the finest classical music in the repertoire by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven.
The distinctive opening of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony heralds the start of one of the best-known compositions in classical music, and which E.T.A.Hoffmann described as ‘one of the most important works of the time’.
In the latest edition of highly respected magazine Musical Opinion, amongst reviews for the likes of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is a glowing review of London Firebird Orchestra…
A very Happy New Year from the London Firebird Orchestra as we look forward to the continuation of our dazzling programme of concerts throughout 2019 featuring some of the brightest rising stars in the world of music today… Firebird in February Sunday 10 February 2019 6pmSt John-the-Evangelist Oxford Generously Sponsored by the Morris-Venables Charitable Foundation, […]
This month we hear from one of Firebird’s conductors, George Jackson, conductor of our next concert, Firebird in February on 10 Feb …
When Tchaikovsky completed the first draft of his piano concerto in 1875 he showed it three days later to the great Russian pianist, Nicolai Rubinstein, along with another musical friend, Nikolai Hubert. Tchaikovsky was rather hoping that Rubenstein would premiere the work at Moscow’s Russian Musical Society in Moscow.