Available from Tuesday 1 June 2021 7pm
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Dvořák Cello Concerto
Rory Macdonald conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
Needing no introduction, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason will draw all the nostalgic romanticism from Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, given here in a specially commissioned slightly reduced instrumentation by George Morton to accommodate the present restrictions. Written a surprise Christmas present for his wife, and to celebrate the birth of their new son Siegfried, Richard Wagner gave the first performance of Siegfried Idyll with just 13 players outside her bedroom door 150 years ago!
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