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Thomas Zehetmair: Conductor
Symphony No.3 in F
Symphony No.3 E flat ‘Rhenish’
Schumann’s Rhine-inspired Third Symphony was written shortly before the composer began a shocking descent into insanity.
Brahms was there to care for Schumann in his last days, and when he came to write his own Third Symphony Brahms filled it with the Rhenish charm of Schumann’s: its impulsive musical flow, relentless melodic invention and deep luminous orchestration – a touching homage to the Schumann Brahms knew and adored.
“With their typically stripped-down textures, brisk tempi and bright, incisive orchestral colours, the performances promise to be exhilarating… An auspicious beginning to the series.“ Andrew Clements, The Guardian
Next concert in the cycle: The Romantic Symphony 4, Sunday 9th June
Music Director Thomas Zehetmair is to conduct the symphonies of Brahms and Schumann with Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead. Known for stylistic excellence, meticulous precision and intimate understanding Zehetmair and Northern Sinfonia’s interpretation of these greats will be...