Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
Ben Goldscheider (horn)
Mark Heron (conductor)
Symphony No 5 in C minor Op 67 – Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No 2 in E flat AV 132 – Richard Strauss
Symphony No 5 Op 50 – Carl Nielsen
We open our season with two of the greatest symphonies in Western music, both celebrating the potential and triumph of the human spirit. Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s fifth symphony takes us on a profound journey, from its nebulous opening through doubt, striving and anger to the hard-won glory of its close. An epic journey and a true masterpiece.
Our soloist in Richard Strauss’s warmly romantic second horn concerto is 2016 BBC Young Musician finalist Ben Goldscheider.