Ryan Bancroft conducts Elgar and Marie Macleod is the soloist in MacMillan’s cello concerto.
About the video
- Published online 10 April 2022.
- From a livestream 31 March 2022.
- The video is approximately one hour and 40 minutes.
- Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.
The Enigma Variations placed Edward Elgar on the international music map and are among the most frequently played and popular works of classical music. One evening, Elgar entertained his wife with musical caricatures of people in their social circle, and these were developed into a number of variations for orchestra. “This work commenced in a spirit of humour and continued in deep seriousness,” Elgar has said. The fourteen people described include his wife, the publisher Jaeger and Elgar himself.
This concert will begin with Scottish composer James MacMillan’s (born 1959) cello concerto, which is the second of three parts of a large symphonic triptych. The world premiere of this incredibly intense and masterful concerto, which places enormous demands on the soloist, was performed in 1997 by Mstislav Rostropovich. At this concert, Marie Macleod, solo cellist of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, will tackle the challenging cello part.
American Ryan Bancroft is the chief conductor designate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, beginning his tenure in 2023. He was the winner of the Malko Competition for Young Conductors in 2018 and debuted with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019.
James MacMillan Cello Concerto
Interview with Ryan Bancroft and Marie Macleod
Edward Elgar Variations on an Original Theme "Enigma"
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Ryan Bancroft conductor
Marie Macleod cello
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