Last night I went to see the Oxford Philomusica at the Reading Concert Hall again. I’d seen them twice before, but this was by far their best one.
- Prokofiev – Classical Symphony
- Saint-Saëns – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
- Casals – Song of the Birds [encore for Natalie Clein]
- Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
With Natalie Clein playing the cello and Marios Papadopoulos conducting.
It’s the concert that really made me realise that the cello is my favourite instrument, having for years loved Elgar’s Cello Concertos. It’s incredible what sounds come out of the cello carrying such a wide range of emotions from sadness to anger.
I think I need to look into finding more cello pieces to listen to!