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Simon Rattle and the LSO in Berg, Janacek and Bartok

Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in late works by Janacek, Elliott Carter, Berg and after the interval Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.

Rattle: Twentieth Century Masters.
In tonight's concert, recorded on Sunday at London's Barbican Hall, Simon Rattle conducts late works from four composers which show that even on the brink of death, they were still capable of vital, even surprising, bursts of creativity, not least from the 103-year-old Elliott Carter.
Presented by Martin Handley.

Janácek: Overture to 'From the House of the Dead'
Carter: Instances
Berg: Violin Concerto

c. 8.05pm
Interval Music: Olli Mustonen plays the three final Interludes, Fugues and the Postludium from Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis written, like Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, in America in 1943.

c. 8.25pm
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Isabelle Faust (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Leos Janáček

    From the House of the Dead: Overture

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Elliott Carter

    Instances

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Alban Berg

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • György Kurtág

    Signs, games and messages: Doloroso

    Performer: Isabelle Faust.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Ludus tonalis

    Performer: Olli Mustonen.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto Sz.116 for Orchestra

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Five Etudes-tableaux arranged for orchestra, P160

    Music Arranger: Ottorino Respighi. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.

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