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7:30 PM , Royal Festival Hall , London

2008: Landscape and memory

2020 VISION

Ives The Unanswered Question 
Thomas Adès In Seven Days 
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) 

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Nicolas Hodges piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

1908: Charles Ives’s trumpet asks an eternal question. 1808: Beethoven offers the only answer that’s ever really been needed: a symphony inspired by the countryside, whose storms, bird-calls and hymns conceal eternal truths behind some of the most serene music he ever wrote. And in between, Thomas Adès takes on the Book of Genesis, in a piano concerto – first performed at Royal Festival Hall in 2008 – that’s simultaneously a meditation on the infinite, and an endlessly stimulating entertainment. A piece, wrote The Guardian, ‘to inspire big thoughts about creation – of the world, or of music, or both’.

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