Andrew Manze, conductor
Bruce Liu, piano
Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 F Major Op. 103
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 E Flat Major op. 97 “Rhenish”
Late-Night Chamber Music:
Works by Thomas Tallis and Maddalena Casulana
Jukka Rautasalo, cello
Timo Alanen, cello
Miika Uuksulainen, cello
Iikka Järvi, double bass
In partnership with PianoEspoo
Plagiarism of all kinds is nowadays greatly frowned upon, but in the Renaissance, borrowing from another composer was considered a great compliment. Ralph Vaughan Williams honoured an age-old tradition by borrowing a theme by a 16th-century colleague for an orchestral Fantasia.
Camille Saint-Saëns found exotic ideas for his last piano concerto on a visit to the temple city of Luxor, hence The Egyptian. The third symphony, The Rhenish, by Robert Schumann does some musical sightseeing a little nearer home.