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Sir Eliot Gardiner conducts Mendelssohn & Schumann

Sir John Eliot GARDINER / Conductor Maria Joao PIRES / piano MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides « Fingal’s Cave » MENDELSSOHN: Symphony N° 3 « Scottish » SCHUMANN : Concerto for Piano with Maria Joao Pires The London Symphony Orchestra joins renowned conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner to perform two of Mendelssohn’s most important works, as well as Schumann’s piano concerto, interpreted by one of the best loved pianists today, Maria Joao Pires. Schumann’s work, derived from his « Fantasy » in A minor, was composed in 1841. The composer would add two more movements four years later,, when it was first performed in 1845 by his wife, Clara Schumann. This work shows...

Brahms & Szymanowski Symphony 1

SYZMANOWSKI: First Symphony / Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist Janine Jansen)BRAHMS: First Symphony Valery GERGIEV / conductorJanine JANSEN / violin Under the baton of its musical director, Valery Gergiev, the London Symphony Orchestra performs the First Symphonies of Brahms and Szymanowski and also Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No 1 with solo violinist Janine Jansen. This violin concerto is considered to be one of the first modern concertos for violin. It turns away from traditional tonality and the Romantic aesthetic.

Brahms & Szymanowski Symphony 2

SZYMANOWSKI: Second Symphony BRAHMS: Tragic Overture / Second Symphony Valery GERGIEV / conductor Under the baton of its musical director, Valery Gergiev, the London Symphony Orchestra performs the Second Symphonies of Brahms and Szymanowski and also Brahms’ Tragic Overture. Brahms wrote his Tragic Overture in 1880, a year before his Third Symphony. It is of the same period as the other “great” overture which is its counterpart. Szymanowski’s Second Symphony is a skillful layer upon layer of apparently disparate musical ideas forming a complex tapestry that has become characteristic of the works of the composer. Brahms’ Second Symphony is often referred to...

Brahms & Szymanowski Symphony 3

BRAHMS: Third Symphony / Variations on a Theme by Haydn SZYMANOWSKI: Third Symphony “The Song of the Night” Valery GERGIEV / conductor Under the baton of its musical director, Valery Gergiev, the London Symphony Orchestra performs the Third Symphonies of Brahms and Szymanowski and also Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn. The theme of these variations is based on a Chorale St Antoni in B-flat major by Haydn. Brahms wrote eight variations on this theme, plus a finale. The finale is a magnificent passacaglia whose culminating point a reformulation of the chorale is a highly transcendent moment. Szymanowski’s Third Symphony resembles a mystical work...

Brahms & Szymanowski Symphony 4

SZYMANOWSKI: Fourth Symphony “Concertante” for piano and orchestra (soloist: Denis Matsuev) SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No2 (soloist Leonidas Kavakos) BRAHMS: Fourth Symphony Valery GERGIEV / conductor Denis MATSUEV / piano Leonidas KAVAKOS / violin Under the baton of its musical director, Valery Gergiev, the London Symphony Orchestra performs Szymanowski’s Fourth Symphony “Concertante” and his Concerto No2. The orchestra is joined by two celebrated soloists: Leonidas Kavakos, a violinist of rare quality, renowned for his virtuosity, musical brotherhood and integrity, and Denis Matsuev. Since winning the 1988 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Denis...