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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Jamie Phillips conducts Elgar’s Enigma Variations

An enduring favourite with concert audiences, each movement in Elgar’s Enigma Variations is dedicated to a friend of the great British composer. Listen out for chattering strings, stammering woodwinds and musical laughter, plus the stirring Nimrod. Conductor Jamie Phillips’ “dynamic presence on the podium” (Backtrack) makes him perfectly suited to this captivating programme of great orchestral works, which also features popular works by Grieg and Delius.

Violinist Irène Duval has been praised for her “her mastery of phrasing and of the dramatic dimension” (Diapason). She makes her debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, a piece that is full of sweeping melodies, sparkling virtuosity and concludes with a jubilant finale.


GRIEG Peer Gynt: Suite No.1
MENDELSSOHNViolin Concerto
DELIUS Irmelin: Prelude
ELGAR Enigma Variations


Conductor: Jamie Phillips
Violin: Irène Duval