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London Symphony Orchestra - For the Fallen

Martin Handley presents the LSO in a programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, including a new work by James MacMillan and Shostakovich's Symphony No 4.

The London Symphony Orchestra marks the First World War Centenary with a commission from James MacMillan. Setting words by Charles Sorley, a poet killed in action in 1915, it addresses rows of soldiers on their way to the front. This is paired with Shostakovich's epic Symphony no.4, banned by Stalin and not performed until the 1960s. For this concert as part of the 'For the Fallen' season, the Orchestra is joined by the London Symphony Chorus, the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, and tenor Ian Bostridge.

Presented from the Barbican in London by Martin Handley.

7.30pm
James MacMillan All the Hills and Vales Along

c.8.00pm
Interval music:
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Yvonne Lefebure (piano)

c.8.20pm
Shostakovich Symphony No 4

Ian Bostridge (tenor)
London Symphony Chorus
National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
London Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Sir James MacMillan

    All the Hills and Vales Along

    Singer: Ian Bostridge. Ensemble: National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda. Director: Simon Halsey.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin

    Performer: Yvonne Lefébure.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No 4

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in A minor, RV 357

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Europa Galante. Director: Fabio Biondi.
    • Vivaldi: La Stravaganza: Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 7-9.

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