On 12th October, Alessandro Crudele returns to London for a special event presented by the Italian Cultural Institute. He will conduct the world-class Philharmonia Orchestra at the Britten Theatre.
The programme includes Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonietta Op. 1, Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite III (Antiche danze e arie per liuto Suite III). These great pieces from the early 20th century demonstrate the youthful exuberance of the two English composers along with the search for popular themes, their variations, and the rediscovery of early music, as in Respighi’s piece.
The 7.30 pm concert will be introduced at 7 pm by Andrew McGregor, of BBC Radio, in conversation with Alessandro, discussing the relationship between late Italian and English Romantic music.
On this occasion, he will present his latest album at the UK audience, featuring music by Elgar (Violin Concerto) and Britten (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes).