Smetana Overture, The Bartered Bride
Elgar Cello Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Gabriella Teychenné conductor
Laura van der Heijden cello
‘There is music in the air’ said Edward Elgar, and deep in the Sussex Downs, he found the inspiration for his Cello Concerto. A century later, we’ve taken it to our hearts, and in Prague they feel much the same way about Smetana’s The Bartered Bride and Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony. One is a sparkling romantic comedy, the other is one of the most passionate of great symphonies, but conductor Gabriella Teychenné will make them both leap to life today.
One of the leading cellists of her generation, Laura van der Heijden takes the spotlight in Elgar’s haunting, hugely-popular Concerto.
Artists – Review Quotes
‘[Gabriella Teychenné ] is not only musical, but radically passionate about the music, and her passion is infectious. Music is her world, and she can lead others to follow her along this path. – LPO Conductor Emeritus Vladimir Jurowski
‘[Laura van der Heijden] may well be the UK’s answer to Sol Gabetta’ – The Strad