Mozart Overture to Die Zauberflöte, K.620
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.33
Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67
Cello Jamal Aliyev
Both Mozart and Beethoven were associated with the Masonic lodges of Vienna, with Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute being noted for its prominent Masonic elements. Beethoven’s 5th Symphony must be one of the best-known compositions in classical music.
By contrast, the Cello Concerto by Saint-Saëns comes from a different world: dramatic and beautiful, demanding and bursting conventions of its time. We are delighted to welcome back the great Turkish cellist Jamal Aliyev for what is considered by many to be the greatest of all cello concertos.
‘The tender cello solo … is in my ear still’
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph (BBC Proms)
Tickets: 1st tier – £35; 2nd tier – £25; 3rd tier – £15
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