Conductor Sir Colin Davis is 83; violinist Nikolaj Zdnaider is 35. Yet despite having more than two generations between them, the two artists find unique common ground in Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto. The sprawling, 50-minute work was composed in 1910 for the violinist Fritz Kreisler and it contains all of Elgar's signature majesty and melancholy. Also on this week's program is Mozart's Symphony No. 36 and another Elgar gem, the Introduction and Allegro.
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Mozart: Symphony No. 36, Linz
Elgar: Violin Concerto
Sir Colin Davis, conductor