Franz Schubert might never have completed his Symphony No 8, but he packed all the drama and emotion of a longer work into its two compelling movements – as well as his famously unforgettable melodies, of course.
Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ forms the centrepiece of this wide-ranging concert, with Maxim Emelyanychev as both conductor and soloist in Mozart’s spectacular, opera-inspired Piano Concerto No 22. The dashing good humour of Mozart’s much-loved Overture to 'The Magic Flute', and the first UK performances of Sir James MacMillan’s new, football-themed 'Eleven' complete a concert of high spirits and pithy power.
Maxim Emelyanychev Conductor/Piano
MOZART Overture, Die Zauberflöte
SCHUBERT Symphony No 8 ‘Unfinished’
MACMILLAN Eleven (UK Premiere)
MOZART Piano Concerto No 22 in E-flat, K482
SCO 22/23: Schubert's Unfinished Symphony