There is no voice on earth quite like Sir Byrn Terfel’s. He joins the Orchestra for some of the most monumental moments in Wagner.
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Nothing can beat Mozart at his most inspired. Our old friend Stephen Kovacevich plays his Piano Concerto No. 24.
Haydn’s haunting yet reassuring Mass in the Time of War and carefree D major cello concerto with Steven Isserlis.
The identity of the ‘Immortal Beloved’, to whom Beethoven wrote an unaddressed love letter in 1812, remains a mystery to this day - or almost.
Drama and suffering lie at the heart of Bach’s concentrated depiction of Christ’s arrest, rendition and execution, the St John Passion.
Beethoven’s humble, beautiful contemplation of the divine and his great concert aria Ah! Perfido.
Beethoven’s ninth: part model of classical form, part complete rule-breaker; a dark, deranged romp and an inspiring journey to triumph.
A symphonic struggle on Brahms’s own lyrical, melancholy-tinged terms and the delicate nobility of his Double Concerto.
Mendelssohn’s vivid musical postcard from Scotland opens a concert featuring ‘fearless’ virtuoso Tamsin Waley-Cohen in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.