Listen Again - concert streaming
Nothing can replace the experience of a live orchestral concert. We truly believe that. But we also know that you can't always get to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's concerts in London or on tour.
Listen Again – free online concerts
We want to share our live music making with as many people as possible, and will upload at least six live concerts of classical music each season for you to listen to online, for free, wherever you are in the world.
We hope you will join us online for these concerts.
Concert now online: Divine Tragedy
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Taneyev St John of Damascus
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
‘There is no greater pain than to recall a time of happiness in a time of misery.’ So wrote Tchaikovsky, quoting Dante, at the top of the score for his tempestuous tone poem Francesca da Rimini, which recounts in music the tragic tale of a woman torn from her love and forced to marry another. Here Vladimir Jurowski frames Tchaikovsky’s vivid, brutal work with Sergei Taneyev’s Opus 1 – his heartfelt response to words by Tolstoy infused with Russian folk and liturgical music – and Sibelius’s pining Second Symphony, a hope-fuelled work that tells both of broad, national struggles and painful domestic tragedies.
Concert recorded at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, 26 September 2015
Read the programme notes from the concert
Online until 20 October 2015
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