7 Aug 2013, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2013 Prom 32: Lutosławski & Holst

Prom 32: Lutosławski & Holst
Prom 32: Lutosławski & Holst
19:30 Wed 7 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Two works by Gustav Holst, and two from the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. Edward Gardner directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Holst’s Egdon Heath and The Planets and Lutosławski’s Symphonic Variations. Louis Lortie is the soloist in Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto.
Two works by Gustav Holst, and two from the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. Edward Gardner directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Holst’s Egdon Heath and The Planets and Lutosławski’s Symphonic Variations. Louis Lortie is the soloist in Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto.

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Leading champion of Lutosławski’s music and Music Director of English National Opera, Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme contrasting one each of the Polish composer’s earliest and latest works with music by the British composer Gustav Holst.

Completed shortly before the occupation of Poland, Lutosławski’s Symphonic Variations is juxtaposed with Holst’s rarely heard tribute to Thomas Hardy, Egdon Heath. Louis Lortie is the soloist in Lutosławski’s monumental 1988 Piano Concerto in a concert that closes with Holst’s extraordinarily visionary The Planets.

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