Sunday Matinee Series | Philharmonia Orchestra
A special afternoon of English music conducted by John Wilson, framed around John Ireland's Piano Concerto, performed 50 years after his death. Written in 1930, it was an immediate success at its première, its jazzy rhythms reminiscent of Ravel's G Major concerto. In this afternoon's concert it appears alongside works all written in the first three decades of the 20th century. These are Vaughan Williams's rhapsodic Tallis Fantasia, Elgar's evocative Alassio and Delius's glorious pastoral sound-painting describing the arrival of spring. Walton's boisterous portrait of naval life, Portsmouth Point, completes the programme.
- Portsmouth Point
- Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
- On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring
- Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
- Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
- Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
- In the South, 'Alassio'
- Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in E flat
- John Ireland (1879-1962)