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London Symphony Orchestra - Bartok, Szymanowski

Live from the Barbican Hall, London The LSO play two masterworks by Bartok and Szymanowski's headily erotic 'Song of the Night'
Presented by Ian Skelly
Conductor-composer, Pete Eotvos brings his keen sense of orchestral colour to the subtle string writing and eery percussion sounds of the Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste of 1936. Whilst violinist, Nicolaj Znaider's deeply thoughtful virtuosity should perfectly match the musical and emotional challenges of the Bartok concerto written soon afterwards. And both these work's haunting 'night music' scenes should make a perfect companion to Szymanowski's Third Symphony, The Song of the Night - a setting of the Sufi poet, Rumi inhabits a vast nocturnal landscape, in which a human spirit ascends to join with the divine, soaring into the ether. Languorous sensuality radiates through this all-encompassing score.

Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
London Symphony Orchestra,
Peter Eotvos (conductor)

approx 8.00pm
Interval

Bartók: Violin Concerto no.2
Nicolaj Znaider (violin)

Szymanowski: Symphony no.3 ('Song of the Night')
Steve Davislim (tenor)
London Symphony Chorus,
London Symphony Orchestra,
Peter Eotvos (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 May 2012 19:30

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