Provocation & rebellion

Patrick Bailey introduces music of provocation and rebellion in the LPO's 15/16 season.

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In Memoriam

Patrick Bailey introduces some of the pieces in our 15/16 season that focus on remembrance and redemption.

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Royal Festival Hall 2015/16

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Isokoski sings Strauss's Four Last Songs

Jurowski conducts music by Mozart, Lindberg and R Strauss

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX

Mozart Serenade No. 8 (Notturno), K286
Lindberg Gran Duo
Mozart Wind Serenade No. 12 (Nacht Musik), K388*
R Strauss Four Last Songs

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Soile Isokoski soprano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

*Please note a change to the programmed work from originally advertised.

By 1948, Richard Strauss had witnessed the destruction of his country from within. Desperate to ignite a cultural rebirth in Germany, he lobbied officials relentlessly to rebuild orchestras and opera houses, but it seemed futile. In a final act of resignation, Strauss wrote his Four Last Songs. ‘Now the day has made me tired’ his soprano sings in Beim Schlafengehen. Strauss’s world was gone forever; these songs its moving epitaph. Soile Isokoski sings them here, after serenades by Mozart including Mozart's last wind serenade, and Gran Duo, Magnus Lindberg’s tilting of orchestral possibility in which he writes only for bright winds against dark brass, contrasting and merging the sonorities of each as he does.

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