Join the RPS for a concert that will feature a world premiere by Jonathan Lloyd
, the current recipient of the RPS Elgar Bursary
for the BBC SO winds.
Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is an epic, highly symphonic work, the longest written up to that time. Famous for the glorious cello melody that opens the slow movement as well as a corruscating and innovative Scherzo, this masterful concerto is hugely admired by Hough. Completing the cycle of Tippett symphonies we reach the first, a work conceived while Tippett was in prison as a conscientious objector and completed as war ended in 1945. Bursting with vitality and insistent rhythms, it has many of hallmarks of his later style, with a darkly Purcellian set of variations and a highly wrought double fugue to finish.
New Balls for winds - world premiere (RPS Elgar Bursary commission)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Symphony No. 1
BBC Symphony OrchestraJonathan Lloyd talks about his new works