Richard Strauss Capriccio Sextet Op. 85
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Mahler Symphony No. 1 (arr. Farrington)
Our favourite orchestra returns to Richmond under its leader Bradley Creswick, with a superb programme. First is the sextet from Strauss’s opera, Capriccio, which brings the composer’s rich instrumental textures to a stylised recreation of elegant Rococo chamber music. It’s a miniature delight.
Next is Wagner’s famous and very recognisable Siegfried Idyll , which threatens to drown the listener in a warm sea of gorgeousness. Lucky Cosima Wagner. Did any man ever give his wife a better birthday present?
After the interval, we hear the First Symphony by Mahler, famous for the enormous scale of his instrumentation. Yes, a chamber orchestra can play Mahler, but it does need to be a very good chamber orchestra.
Royal Northern Sinfonia have attracted some of our largest audiences in recent years. With a programme like this one we’re bound to get
19:30. £20 (£1 for full-time students)
Influence Church, Victoria Road, Richmond
Sat 19 Oct 19