Edward Gardner joins Serge Rachmaninoff, grappling with the ghosts of an old world amid the energy of the new in his Symphonic Dances.
Gardner conducts Rachmaninoff
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Watch Edward Gardner conduct Elgar’s symphony No.1 and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Solemn Prelude with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
British music feels very close to home, but appearances can be deceptive. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in Victorian Holborn, yet his roots were in Sierra Leone. The magnificent tune that opens Elgar’s First Symphony, meanwhile, is just the gateway to something infinitely richer and more personal – a deeply emotional self-portrait of an artist on the edge. Edward Gardner will drive straight to its heart.
This concert was filmed on 25 January 2023 at Royal Festival Hall.
Coleridge-Taylor - Solemn Prelude
Elgar - Symphony No. 1