Barbican Concerts

Gergiev's Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5

Thu 24 Nov 2011 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev

PROKOFIEV Symphony No 1 (‘Classical’)
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Fachwerk*
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5

Valery Gergiev conductor
Geir Draugsvoll bayan accordion*
London Symphony Orchestra

Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ symphony is an exercise in agility, capturing what the composer so admired about Haydn’s symphonies – their uplifting and perfectly proportioned character. Gubaidulina’s use of the bayan is highly purposeful: the instrument’s mechanics and timbre mirror the practice of timber framing to which the work’s title Fachwerk refers, where solid construction underpins a charming outer appearance. The irresistible combination of dancing rhythms and yearning surfaces in Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, a bedrock of the Romantic repertoire.


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