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Isle of Noises
Knussen Scriabin Settings
Britten Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Julia Fischer violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
At the dawn of a new century, Alexander Scriabin saw wondrous musical visions – but then, he was standing on the shoulders of giants. Don’t be misled by the name ‘Pathétique’: Tchaikovsky’s blazing, autobiographical final symphony summed up a century of Russian music, and is still one of the classical concert hall’s most uncompromising emotional experiences. As we start our new season, Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO gaze forward and backward, paying homage to a great friend, the late Oliver Knussen, and exploring one of British music’s most powerful 20th-century masterpieces with Julia Fischer.
Join us for a free pre-concert event
6.15pm — 6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall
As we continue our Isle of Noises festival featuring landmark classics from the British Isles, Oliver Soden, broadcaster and Tippett biographer, and Lucy Walker, Director of Learning at the Britten-Pears Foundation, look at how British music continues to be a strong force in the world of classical music – from Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten through to current champions Colin Matthews and Thomas Adès.
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