Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Violin Veronika Eberle
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
R. Schumann Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’
On Christmas morning in 1870, Cosima Wagner was woken by the sound of music: dreamy, sweet music, played by a small orchestra on the landing outside her bedroom. It had been composed by her husband as a very special birthday gift.
This gorgeous piece is twinned with Schumann’s only violin concerto, performed by the incredible German violinist Veronika Eberle.
To finish, one of the most perfect symphonies: Mendelssohn’s ebullient Italian Symphony, an irresistible song of sunlight and blue sky.