There’s only one Maxim Vengerov – but a violinist of his calibre knows that in chamber music you can only ever be first amongst equals. And there’s no happier way for eight virtuoso players to enjoy themselves than in the teenage Mendelssohn’s exuberant String Octet: a joyous climax to a concert that begins with Vengerov exploring the dark heart of Romantic music.
This concert is due to finish at approximately 9.15pm and there will be a 20-minute interval.
Brahms Scherzo in C minor from the F-A-E Sonata
Brahms Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108
Borodin String Sextet in D minor
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat major, Op.20