When Edward Elgar started to improvise a little tune at his piano one day, considering how a group of his closest friends might play that tune, he created one of the greatest masterpieces of English music – a score both uplifting and resigned, humorous and profound.
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts Elgar’s 'Enigma' Variations and the evergreens that precede it, including Strauss’s dashing and dreamy first horn concerto from their very own Solo Horn, Pip Eastop.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, ‘Enigma’
Pip Eastop: Vienna horn
Vladimir Ashkenazy: Conductor
Full price: £50 £38 £28 £18 (students from £5)