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Too Hot to Handel

Kristjan Jarvi conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in 21st-century reworkings of Bach and Handel, and recent major works by Philip Glass and Steve Reich.

Two 18th-century Baroque giants collide with the 21st-century's Charles Coleman and Kristjan Järvi as they rework Bach and Handel to make familiar old tunes resurface in the midst of the modern symphony orchestra. Two giants of American Minimalism make up the rest of this exciting concert, where all the music is receiving its UK premiere, with recent major works by Philip Glass and Steve Reich.

Ian Skelly presents.

Charles Coleman: Drenched; Bach Inspired
Philip Glass: Piano Concerto No. 3

8.40pm
Interval music (from CD)
Handel: Concerto Grosso in B flat Op.1, No. 3
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (director)

8.50pm
Kristjan Järvi: Too Hot to Handel
Steve Reich: Music for ensemble and orchestra

Simone Dinnerstein (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Kristjan Järvi (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Charles Coleman

    Drenched

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
  • Charles Coleman

    Bach Inspired

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
  • Philip Glass

    Concerto No 3 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Simone Dinnerstein. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
  • Philip Glass

    Etude No 6 for piano

    Performer: Simone Dinnerstein.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in B flat Op. 3, No. 1

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
  • Kristjan Järvi

    Too Hot to Handel [after Concerti Grossi]

    Composer: George Frideric Handel. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
  • Steve Reich

    Music for ensemble and orchestra

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Polonaise No 1 in D major, Op.4

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Eduard Laurel.
    • Wieniawski, Sarasate: James Ehnes, Eduard Laurel.
    • CBC Records.
    • 2.

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