Saint-Saëns’ demanding and astounding violin concerto

Violinist Ning Feng rises to the challenge of Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No 3, the most demanding – and astounding – of the composer’s violin concertos. Fauré’s Pavane evokes the serenity of an earlier time while the overture to Béatrice et Bénédict captures the quick-witted repartee of the quarrelsome lovers from Much Ado about Nothing.

Likewise jolly is Beethoven’s Symphony No 8, an essay in pure, unalloyed pleasure.

Performers in this concert