Laura van der Heijden & Bath Phil

Laura van der Heijden & Bath Phil

The Apex Hotel, Bath


Vivaldi, Cello Concerto in E minor RV409
Vivaldi, Cello Concerto in D major RC 403
Max Richter, The Four Seasons Recomposed

Laura van der Heijden (cello)
Sophie Langdon (violin)
Bath Philharmonia

Taking Vivaldi’s masterpiece as his starting point, Richter reinterprets Vivaldi’s music with a 21st century accent in which the listener can hear the beauty of nature as Vivaldi did, but also the 21st century society’s own anxiety regarding global warming, deforestation and pollution.

In between Richter’s recomposed Vivaldi seasons, Bath Phil presents the original Vivaldi with two of his greatest cello concertos from the 17th century performed by one of Britain’s finest young cellists. Laura van der Heijden rose to fame when she won the title of BBC Young Musician in 2012. She has since embarked on an impressive career playing in the greatest concert halls across the world.