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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, Gemma Rosefield (cello) Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

- November 8, 2015

Once again the maestro brought his empathy with dance to the concert hall. Although Elgar’s rarely heard ballet score ‘The Sanguine Fan’ is based on a rather bitter story, it was quite delightful, almost light music.

When Gemma Rosefield played Tchaikovsky’s ‘Variations on a Rococo Theme’ she evoked his genius in ballet. She brought the music to life in a playful, spontaneous way on a cello once owned by the Prince Regent.

The spirited performance of Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony came with plenty of drama but also a lightness of touch, the second movement in particular seemed to dance.

Dome Concert Hall, 8 November 2015
Rating: ★★★★★
Andrew Connal

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