Antonio Vivaldi Cello Concerto in E minor RV409
Antonio Vivaldi Cello Concerto in D major RV403
Max Richter The Four Seasons Recomposed
Cello Laura van der Heijden
Violin Sophie Langdon
Conductor Jason Thornton
Max Richter’s work blurs genre boundariesand merges traditional orchestral instruments with sound technology. TakingVivaldi’s masterpiece as his starting point, Richter reinterprets Vivaldi’smusic with a 21st century accent in which the listener can hear thebeauty of nature as Vivaldi did, but also the 21st century society’sown anxiety regarding global warming, deforestation and pollution. Leading violinist Sophie Langdon performsRichter’s reinterpreted solos. Her career encompasses concerto performance andrecordings with many major orchestras.
In between Richter’s recomposedVivaldi, Bath Philharmonia presents the original Vivaldi with two of hisgreatest cello concertos from the 17th century, performed by one ofBritain’s finest young cellists. Laura van der Heijden rose to fame when shewon the title of BBC Young Musician in 2012. She has since embarked on animpressive career playing in the greatest concert halls across the world.