Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture – understandably dubbed by George Grove ‘the greatest marvel of early maturity that the world has ever seen in music’ – is mirrored by his recollection of youthful touring experiences in the bright Mediterranean colours of the Midsummer. The centrepiece of this evening’s tribute to prodigies is Mozart’s emotionally finely nuanced last Piano Concerto with legendary soloist Menahem Pressler, founder and pianist of the Beax Arts Trio.
MENDELSSOHN Overture Op. 21 from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K.595
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, 'Italian'
Menahem Pressler - piano
Marios Papadopoulos - conductor