LSO - Sibelius, Beethoven, Turnage
Live from Barbican Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Daniel Harding conducts the LSO in Sibelius and a world premiere by Turnage. They are joined by Lars Vogt for Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, Op.37
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Speranza (world premiere)
Lars Vogt (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding (conductor)
Mark-Anthony Turnage's Speranza ('Hope'), commissioned by the LSO and tonight receiving its first performance, is a monument to the power of optimism in a bleak world - 'I started working on the piece while thinking about the absence of hope. I wanted to lift people up.'
Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto offers the composer's trademark thundering drama juxtaposed with sweet grace.
While Sibelius's Tapiola spoke of forest gods, his tone poem Oceanides breathes life into the female water spirits of Greek mythology.