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Ode to Beethoven
Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey
Anders Hillborg Mantra – Elegy (Homage to Stravinsky) (world premiere)*
Falik Elegiac Music in memory of Igor Stravinsky
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Gil Shaham violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Everything Gil Shaham plays turns to gold; few living violinists surpass what the New York Times calls his 'command, clarity and melting sound'. The chance to hear him with Vladimir Jurowski in what's arguably the greatest of all Romantic violin concertos is self-recommending – and it'll make a fascinating counterpoint to our ongoing journey through the imagination of Igor Stravinsky. Orson Welles, Jane Eyre and the death of a friend combined to inspire the piece of sonic sculpture that is Stravinsky's Ode. But Stravinsky himself is a potent and enduring inspiration; witness new music from composers as distinctive as Yuri Falik and the Swedish maverick Anders Hillborg.
* Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, and the Aspen Music Festival.