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London Philharmonic Orchestra

Jurowski Conducts Stravinsky And Messiaen

Add to my Calendar 06-12-2014 19:30 06-12-2014 21:30 36 London Philharmonic Orchestra Music by Stravinsky and Messiaen join a Birtwistle Piano Concerto premiere played by Pierre-Laurent Aimard. When Olivier Messiaen's teacher suggested he listen to birdsong, he unlocked a career-long obsession. This reached a culmination in Oiseaux exotiques, a musical exploration of birds from the delicate tweets of the Laughing Thrush to the penetrating cry of the Prairie Chicken. 'The composer must renounce colouristic orgies in order to develop healthy concepts', Igor Stravinsky once said. His ballet score Orpheus is an essay in refinement and restraint, but his Symphonies of Wind Instruments from 27 years earlier reflects the animal wind and brass colours of Messiaen's birds. After that, in the composer's 80th birthday year, comes the first UK performance of Harrison Birtwistle's Responses: Sweet disorder and the carefully careless for piano & orchestra. Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunk Musica Viva, Casa da Musica Porto, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The London Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation. The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Free pre-concert event. The LPO's creative ensemble for teenagers, The Band, plays its first set of the season. Taking the works of Stravinsky, Messiaen and Birtwistle as inspiration, The Band will be working alongside LPO musicians to create and perform their own strikingly original music. Free Royal Festival Hall, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd

London
SE1 8XX
England


Programme

Igor StravinskySymphonies of Wind Instruments
Harrison BirtwistleResponses Sweet disorder and the carefully careless for piano and orchestra
Olivier MessiaenOiseaux exotiques
Igor StravinskyOrpheus

Performers

Vladimir Jurowski – conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard – piano

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme Note

Music by Stravinsky and Messiaen join a Birtwistle Piano Concerto premiere played by Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

When Olivier Messiaen's teacher suggested he listen to birdsong, he unlocked a career-long obsession. This reached a culmination in Oiseaux exotiques, a musical exploration of birds from the delicate tweets of the Laughing Thrush to the penetrating cry of the Prairie Chicken.

'The composer must renounce colouristic orgies in order to develop healthy concepts', Igor Stravinsky once said. His ballet score Orpheus is an essay in refinement and restraint, but his Symphonies of Wind Instruments from 27 years earlier reflects the animal wind and brass colours of Messiaen's birds.

After that, in the composer's 80th birthday year, comes the first UK performance of Harrison Birtwistle's Responses: Sweet disorder and the carefully careless for piano & orchestra.

Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunk Musica Viva, Casa da Musica Porto, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The London Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation.

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Free pre-concert event. The LPO's creative ensemble for teenagers, The Band, plays its first set of the season. Taking the works of Stravinsky, Messiaen and Birtwistle as inspiration, The Band will be working alongside LPO musicians to create and perform their own strikingly original music. Free

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