Belgian National Orchestra
A season bearing the title of ‘RHYTHM!’ cannot overlook Joseph Haydn’s so-called Drumroll Symphony. After being dismissed from the Esterházy’s court, Haydn, as a free artist at the end of his life, undertook some concert journeys to London. This resulted in twelve London symphonies, of which the Drumroll – which opens with a long tympani roll – was the penultimate. More lyricism can be heard in Schumann's Cello Concerto. Robert Schumann had a particular affinity with the cello and began to play the instrument himself after a righthand injury forced him to give up the piano. This concerto remains moving because of the warm and intimate approach of the instrument.
Concerto for cello and orchestra, op. 129
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Symphony, Hob.I:103, "Drumroll"
Henry Le Boeuf Hall
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
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