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LSO/Adams

Petroc Trelawny introduces Jeremy Denk (piano) with the LSO. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales. Stravinsky: Concerto for piano and wind. Debussy: Preludes. Adams: City Noir.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

John Adams conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in the European premiere of his City Noir, along with music by Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky.

Described by one critic as "a half-hour roller-coaster of a piece", John Adams's latest symphonic work draws on the moody ambience of classic film noir from the 1940s and 50s, evoking its sleaze, threat and moments of sudden panic along with its romance.
Young American pianist Jeremy Denk is soloist in Stravinsky's neoclassical Piano Concerto and two sets of orchestrated piano pieces complete the programme: Ravel's own orchestration of his Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, and Colin Matthews' orchestral renderings of some of Debussy's Preludes.

Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
Debussy (orch Colin Matthews): Preludes
Adams: City Noir (European premiere)

London Symphony Orchestra
John Adams conductor
Jeremy Denk piano

Followed by a selection of Sibelius's smaller works.

Anon Dalvi duoddar luohti: A traditional Lappish joik
The Helsinki Men’s Choir
Matti Hyokki (conductor)

Jaakko Kuusisto, violin
Laura Vikman, violin
Anna Kreetta Gribajcevic, viola
Joel Laakso, cello
Folke Grasbeck, piano

2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Wed 17 Mar 2010 19:00

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