Barbican Concerts

2012-13 Season Opening Concert

Valery Gergiev: Brahms & Szymanowski

Sat 22 Sep 2012 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Valery Gergiev © Bill Robinson

Valery Gergiev © Bill Robinson

SZYMANOWSKI Symphony No 1
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No 1
BRAHMS Symphony No 1

Valery Gergiev conductor
Janine Jansen violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Szymanowski’s First Symphony is drenched in the evocative Romanticism of the German orchestral masters, Wagner and Strauss, before him. Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No 1 draws inspiration from the Polish poem Noc Majowa (Night Gathering): ‘fireflies kiss the wild rose – while death flickers over the pond and plays a wanton song’. 20 years in the making, Brahms’ First Symphony was one of the most eagerly awaited in musical history.


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The LSO Szymanowski Project is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music grant programme.

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