Berlioz, Elgar & Schumann: Baden Baden


On tour

Sun 1 May 2022 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
Schumann Symphony No 2

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Sol Gabetta cello
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Festspielhaus Baden Baden website.


Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

A song can accompany a couple in times both good and bad: for Robert and Clara Schumann it was “Nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder” from Ludwig van Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte. Beethoven's song is quoted by Schumann in his Second Symphony. The times were not good: the composer was suffering from depression while he was working on it. Edward Elgar also fought against melancholy while writing his Cello Concerto. It would be the composer's last completed work, a symphony with solo cello reminiscent of Brahms and Tchaikovsky – in a sense Elgar's Symphonie Pathétique.