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Thomas Adès conducts Stravinsky, Adès and Lutosławski

Thomas Ades conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in symphonies by Stravinsky and Lutoslawski and one of his own works, In Seven Days, with pianist Kirill Gerstein the soloist

The US links the music in this London Philharmonic Orchestra concert conducted by Thomas Adès. From this century Kirill Gerstein is the soloist in Adès's In Seven Days, a retelling of the Genesis story of creation and a piano concerto in all but name, jointly commissioned by the Southbank Centre and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Witold Lutosławski's glittering third symphony, with its typical mix of semi-improvised and highly organised music, was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. LA resident Igor Stravinsky put his Symphony in Three Movements together from several disparate sources (an aborted film score is the basis of its middle movement), but it nevertheless makes for a satisfying whole: a mature masterpiece full of his trademark rhythmic vitality and ending with a chord straight out of Hollywood or Broadway.

Martin Handley presents live from the Royal Festival Hall.

Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Thomas Adès: In Seven Days

Interval Music (from CD)
Fauré: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Thomas Adès (piano)

Witold Lutosławski Symphony No. 3

Kirill Gerstein (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Adès (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphony in Three Movements

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Thomas Adès

    In Seven Days

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Thomas Adès


    Performer: Thomas Adès.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 117

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Thomas Adès.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Symphony No.3

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Rued Langgaard

    Symphony No.5 (Version II) BVN 216, 'Steppenatur'

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Rued Langgaard

    2 Gitanjali Hymns

    Performer: Bengt Johnsson.


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