Two hundred years to the day, the Philharmonic Society
gave its first public concert. Join the RPS and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a concert that features Schumann’s Symphony No. 2, which was given its UK premiere at a Philharmonic Society concert in 1864.
Concerts don't get much more dramatic than this. The evening begins with Mozart's Idomeneo, which builds from a brooding start to a heady climax before subsiding to where it began. It's the perfect curtain-raiser for a series of dramatic arias written for the female voice.
Schumann's Second Symphony is perhaps his least-known, but it has been hailed as the composer's most complete vision for the orchestra and contains some hugely powerful music - not least in the blazing final movement.
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Overture - Idomeneo
O smania! O furie! O disperata Elettra! from Idomeneo
Overture - Leonore No 3
Abscheulicher! wo eislt du hin?…Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern from Fidelio
Ocean! Thou mighty Monster from Oberon
Symphony No. 2 in C
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment