BBC NOW: Elgar Enigma Variations at Brangwyn Hall

The Guildhall, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 4PE, Wales

15 March 2019

Taking her lead from sensual French poetry, Clyne depicts a woman travelling in the dead of night with music that is both sinister and joyous. Gershwin's concerto elegantly brings jazz into the concert hall, tempering Broadway sassiness with classical restraint. Elgar's Variations manages a similar balance between the light-hearted and the noble, with thirteen sketches of his friends and an astute self-portrait.