Tuesday 2 February 2010 at 7.30pm

    Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600

    Andris Nelsons  conductor
    Martin Helmchen  piano

    Mozart: Symphony No. 33 19'
    Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491 31'
    Strauss: An Alpine Symphony 51'

    Richard Strauss once boasted that he could depict a knife and fork in music – so when he sets out to paint the Alps themselves, you’d expect the results to be spectacular! His Alpine Symphony is a vast, sun-drenched musical panorama – with everything from a trickling mountain stream to a mighty glacier, painted in music of dazzling colour and breathtaking power. Hear why Andris Nelsons has such a passion for this extraordinary score. Mozart was Strauss’s favourite composer, so his spirited 33rd Symphony and 24th Piano Concerto make the perfect musical hors d’oeuvre.

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    Pre-concert talk at 6.15pm
    An Alpine Symphony
    Writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson talks about Strauss's mountainous masterpiece.