#REMASTERED: Grace and Grandeur
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is a treasure, the “heart’s jewel” of concertos according to Joseph Joachim. This gem of 19th-century Romanticism, by turns lyrical and sparkling, is an ideal match for young Australian violinist Grace Clifford, whose deeply felt performance of the Sibelius Concerto entranced Adelaide audiences in 2016.
Look up after interval and you will find yourself inside the vast halls of Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony. Rarely has music sounded so spacious. You can wander through, enjoying the intricacies of the architecture. Or you can simply bask in the music’s golden light – perhaps it’s just the sheen of so many brass instruments, but it seems that each long phrase of music opens a new window to the heavens.