Wednesday 28 July 2010 at 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2A, United Kingdom
Tel: 0845 401 5045
Continuing our Schumann symphony cycle in the bicentenary of the composer's birth, the Third is the most pictorial, evoking by turns a beer garden by the Rhine and the Gothic magnificence of Cologne Cathedral. A century later came Bernd Alois Zimmermann's witty Rhine-Church Festival Dances, celebrating the same German region.
Stockhausen's festive overture from 1977 opens the programme, which also features a trio of recent British works.