Barbican Concerts

Nielsen Flute Concerto

Wed 9 Nov 2011 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin – Suite
NIELSEN Flute Concerto
ZEMLINSKY The Mermaid

Xian Zhang conductor
Gareth Davies flute
London Symphony Orchestra

The stage version of Bartók’s ballet has a grim outlook, though it features much rhythmic vitality and sharp, vivid colours. LSO Principal Flute Gareth Davies takes centre stage for Nielsen’s Concerto – a work reflecting the modernist trends of the 1920s. Despite being in exile from the Nazis and recovering from a failed love affair, Zemlinsky stayed defiant – his symphonic poem, based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, has moments of bittersweet lyricism and exuberance.


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