Musical genius is a family affair in this programme of love and friendship.
London Philharmonic Orchestra 2023/24 Season: Family Ties
20 Jan 2024 , 19:30
The Schumanns and the Mendelssohns
Fanny Mendelssohn Overture in C Major
Clara Schumann Piano Concerto
Robert Schumann Introduction and Concert Allegro
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 (Scottish)
Natalia Ponomarchuk conductor
Alexander Melnikov piano
The distinguished Ukrainian conductor Natalia Ponomarchuk follows Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn from their childhood home in Berlin to the moors and mists of 19th-century Scotland, while pianist Alexander Melnikov explores the relationship between Clara and Robert Schumann – a husband and wife united in their devotion to the piano, to art and each other.