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London Philharmonic Orchestra: Bold and new

When
Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 19:30
Where
Royal Festival Hall, London
Tickets
£10-£65
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  1. Symphony in C - Igor Stravinsky
  2. Tango, for piano - Igor Stravinsky
  3. Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra - Claude Debussy
  4. Symphony No 6 in B minor Op 54 - Dmitry Shostakovich

By the outbreak of the Second World War, Stravinsky was a musical omnivore – and as he started a new life under the Californian sun in 1940, everything he touched came out bold, provocative and sparkling new. Vladimir Jurowski opens the programme with Stravinsky's brilliant deconstruction of the Classical symphony and then takes time to tango, before Leif Ove Andsnes breathes fresh life into Debussy's blissful early Fantaisie. Meanwhile, back in the USSR, Dmitri Shostakovich confronted an altogether bleaker reality. His extraordinary Sixth Symphony, written on the eve of the conflict, is a compelling, sometimes terrifying collision between pitch-black sorrow and sheer, uproarious farce.


Venue
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London
London
SE1 8XX
England
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