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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra

When
Sunday October 29, 2017 at 19:00
Where
Barbican Hall, London
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  1. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in C minor Op 18 - Sergey Rachmaninov
  2. Symphony No 4 in F minor Op 36 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky

‘Where words fail, music speaks’ – Hans Christian Andersen. Nowhere does this ring so true as in these two powerful works.

Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto was created in an era of chaos for the composer, marking the end of a period of clinical depression and writer’s block. It’s a piece born from determination, that became one of his most loved works – the opening chords of the concerto one of the most iconic in all classical music.

So too is Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony urgent, supercharged and violent in places, reflecting the turmoil the composer found himself in while composing: a disastrous marriage, struggling with his sexuality and severe depression. Yet, despite the gloomy outlook, the symphony proves undoubtedly that Tchaikovsky knew how to fill his works with memorable melodies.


Venue
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
London
EC2Y 8DS
England
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