Barbican Concerts

Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Wed 15 Feb 2012 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Leonidas Kavakos

Leonidas Kavakos

RACHMANINOV Isle of the Dead
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
Leonidas Kavakos violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead takes its inspiration from a mysterious painting by Swiss artist Arnold Böcklin in which a solitary figure stands over a coffin as it crosses the dark water. Refusing to start work until World War II was over, Korngold uses his Violin Concerto to symphonically re-cast themes from his Hollywood film scores. Angered over the success of Shostakovich’s Symphony No 7, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra brandishes a vulgarised version of one of Shostakovich’s military themes with Hungarian melodies.


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Pre-concert performance
Guildhall Artists at the Barbican
6pm, Barbican Hall
Free entry
Rachmaninov 10 Preludes Op 23 and Humoresque Op 10 No 5 performed by Ashley Fripp (piano)



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