Composed for Dennis Brain when he was just 24 years old, this is the piece that launched his solo career, and it has entranced horn players and listeners ever since.
The orchestra’s current horn section have their chance to shine too, in the serene hymn that opens Weber’s overture to his opera The Freeshooter and the leaping, hurtling theme that embodies the mischievous trickster of German folklore, Till Eulenspiegel, as depicted by Richard Strauss.
RepertoireWeber: Overture, Der Freischütz
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Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Insights talk: Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage in conversation. Admission free.