Music Alive for Thursday 25 January 2018
Stefan Dohr (horn) with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Tadaaki Otaka
BEETHOVEN: Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus
An energetic overture to a classical ballet advocating the civilising power of art.
RICHARD STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No 1 in Eb
This effervescent concerto by an 18-year-old Strauss challenges virtuoso players to this day. Tonight's soloist has it in his blood - he's the principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic.
RACHMANINOV: Symphony No 2 in E minor Op 27
A sprawling warm-hearted symphony with an inexhaustible profusion of glorious Romantic melody.