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Love, hate and undiscovered worlds
Edward Gardner conducts
Eric Tanguy Affettuoso (London premiere)
Brett Dean Cello Concerto (UK premiere)
Sofia Gubaidulina On Love and Hatred (UK premiere)
Edward Gardner conductor*
Alban Gerhardt cello
Giselle Allen soprano
Robert Murray tenor
Leigh Melrose baritone
Joshua Bloom bass
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
A Brett Dean premiere is guaranteed to leave critics grasping for words and images. ‘A whole series of weird, wonderful landscapes culled from the imagination of science fiction … surprisingly moving’, was one reaction to his new Cello Concerto, and for its UK premiere we’ve got the cellist for whom it was created: Alban Gerhardt. That’s merely the centrepiece of a whole evening of musical exploration, opening with a loving tribute to a friend by a great French master, and ending with the first UK performance of the emotionally-charged On Love and Hatred: a major new work by Sofia Gubaidulina, arguably the greatest living Russian composer.
Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.
Part of Southbank Centre’s SoundState.
* position supported by Mrs Christina Lang Assael