Brilliance and longing
Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey
Stravinsky Jeu de cartes
Bryce Dessner Concerto for Two Pianos (world premiere)†
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3*
John Storgårds conductor
Katia Labèque piano
Marielle Labèque piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
New worlds: exiled from Russia, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky travelled Europe and America before ending up as unlikely neighbours in Hollywood. The chrome-plated dazzle of Rachmaninoff's gorgeous Third Symphony can’t hide its deep, songful sense of loss; and Stravinsky's Jeu de cartes is playing for higher (and scarier) stakes than you might at first realise from this brilliant, razor-sharp music. In between, guest conductor John Storgårds teams up with the world-famous Labèque sisters in something wholly new and surprising: a double piano concerto, written specially for the Labèques by Bryce Dessner, Golden Globe-nominated composer of the score for The Revenant.
* In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation.
† Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Borusan Culture Arts Centre, Dresden Philharmonie, Orchestre de Paris & Orquestra Nacionales de España.
Concert generously supported by Dior
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