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2013: Poems old and new
SIBELIUS The Bard
MAGNUS LINDBERG Cello Concerto No. 2 (UK premiere)
RAVEL Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 1
Joshua Weilerstein conductor
Anssi Karttunen cello
Sally Matthews soprano
*Sadly, owing to the continued travel and quarantine challenges our visiting artists face at this time, Jukka-Pekka Saraste will not be able to join us owing to the current restrictions between the UK and Switzerland, where he resides. We are very grateful to Joshua Weilerstein who has agreed to step in to conduct.
In Beethoven’s footsteps, a new voice arose: a young genius who embodied the birth of Romanticism like no other. Franz Schubert takes up the thread of 2020 Vision with his irrepressible First Symphony of 1813. In 1913, Sibelius and Ravel conjured rare and ravishing visions for a troubled age: a trio of delicate songs, and a timeless prophecy from Finnish myth. In 21st-century Finland, meanwhile, any new piece by Magnus Lindberg is a headline event. He wrote his Second Cello Concerto in 2013, but this performance by Joshua Weilerstein and Anssi Karttunen – the cellist who gave its premiere – is a UK first.
Part of 2020 Vision
This concert will be filmed live at the Royal Festival Hall by Silent Studios and will be broadcast online by our streaming partner Marquee TV. The concert will premiere at 8pm on Wednesday 28 October and will be available for you to enjoy at home free of charge for an initial 7-day period.
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