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London Symphony Orchestra - Bartok, Szymanowski

Concert in which Peter Eotvos conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Bartok: Music for strings, percussion and celeste; Violin Concerto No 2. Szymanowski: Symphony No 3.

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

Music Played

  • London S O

    • Béla Bartók

      Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste

      Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.

      Conductor: Peter EOTVOS Performer: London S O.

  • Music Interval- Ysaye and Szymanowski

  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Sonata no. 3 in D minor Op.27`3 (Ballade) for violin solo

    Performer: Nikolaj ZNAIDER - Violin

    • RCA.
    • 82876504702.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    3 Masques Op.34 for piano

    Performer: Piotr ANDERSZEWSKI - Piano

    • Virgin classics.
    • 5-457302.
  • London S O

    • Béla Bartók

      Concerto no. 2 Sz.112 for violin and orchestra

      Conductor: Peter EOTVOS Performer: Nikolaj ZNAIDER - Violin Performer: London S O.

  • Karol Szymanowski

    Symphony no. 3 Op.27 (The Song of the night) for high voice, chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Peter EOTVOS Performer: LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Promoter Performer: Steve DAVISLIM - Tenor Performer: London Symphony Chorus

Broadcast

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