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LSO - Ligeti, Ogonek, Berio

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts Synergy Vocals and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican. Ligeti: Atmospheres. Elizabeth Ogonek: Sleep and Unremembrance. Berio: Sinfonia.

Recorded at the Barbican Hall last Sunday.

The LSO perform's Berio's Sinfonia with Synergy Vocals, conducted by Francois-Xavier Roth. Plus another 20th century masterpiece by Ligeti, and a new commission.

Ligeti: Atmosphères
Elizabeth Ogonek: Sleep and Unremembrance (world premiere, Panufnik commission)
Berio: Sinfonia

London Symphony Orchestra
Synergy Vocals
François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

LSO Futures, the LSO's biennial festival of contemporary music, returns with two 20th-century masterpieces and a world premiere for the 21st.

François-Xavier Roth opens with Ligeti's Atmosphères, a swirling sound mass that rebelled as much against traditional forms as it did against the prevailing dogma of serialism. And Berio's Sinfonia, a monumental work from the Italian master, famous for its haunting ode to the late Martin Luther King and a middle movement that weaves three centuries of musical fragments into a rich tapestry of familiar quotations. 50 years on from their premieres, these two works provide a fitting frame for a new work by former LSO Panufnik composer Elizabeth Ogonek.

Followed by a performance of Mahler's Fourth Symphony recorded at last year's Lucerne Festival.

Mahler: Symphony No.4
Anna Lucia Richter (soprano)
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Bernard Haitink (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • György Ligeti

    Atmospheres

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
  • Elizabeth Ogonek

    Sleep and Unremembrance

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
  • Luciano Berio

    Sinfonia

    Choir: Synergy Vocals. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.4

    Singer: Anna Lucia Richter. Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.

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