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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 27: Wagner, Elgar & Mathias

Wednesday 6 August 2014 - 7:00 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 27 © Sheila Rock

Scheduled end time: 9:20pm

Wagner
Das Liebesverbot – overture 9'

Mathias
Violin Concerto 39'
London premiere

interval

Elgar
Symphony No. 1 in A flat major 53'

Matthew Trusler violin

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mark Wigglesworth
conductor

Exciting young British violinist Matthew Trusler continues this season's selection of more rarely heard violin concertos with William Mathias's neglected 1991 work – a virtuosic celebration of song and dance.

He is joined by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and its former Music Director Mark Wigglesworth (soon to take the helm at English National Opera), who together also perform the exuberantly rhythmic overture to Wagner's early comedy Das Liebesverbot and Elgar's richly orchestrated First Symphony – itself a work steeped in the Germanic tradition of Wagner, Brahms and Beethoven.