Bruch Violin Concerto
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 2 (London)
Tom Gauterin conductor
Daniel Pioro violin
Dawn in Edwardian London: the fog lifts, Big Ben chimes, and rush hour crowds bustle across Westminster Bridge. Think of Vaughan Williams and you probably think of the English countryside, but he loved city life too, and his London Symphony is a gloriously tuneful portrait of the capital in all its diversity and splendour.
It’s the perfect counterpart to the lovely Ballade by another Edwardian Londoner, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and to Bruch’s spirited, songful First Violin Concerto - one of those familiar classics that sounds better every time you hear it. Especially when it’s played by a performer as bold and as brilliant as our soloist Daniel Pioro.