The concert opens with three of Brahms's Hungarian Dances Nos 1, 3 and 10. Originally written for piano, four hands, these are the only ones Brahms orchestrated himself.
Mendelssohn visited Britain for the first time in 1829, and was first inspired to write his 'Scottish' symphony after a visit to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, although the symphony was not completed until 1842.
The 2020 Petersfield Musical Festival runs from 13 to 21 March, with an exciting programme of concerts, and a wide range of performers and music - including choral, orchestral, opera, solo instrumental, chamber music and a special screening of a Chaplin film, with live music accompaniment. We also celebrate 250 years since the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.
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