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Sun 25 Mar 2018 7.00pm - 9.20pm
Barbican Hall, London

Debussy and Beyond

BOULEZ Livre pour cordes
BARTÓK Violin Concerto No 2
EWAN CAMPBELL Panufnik Commission (world premiere)
STRAVINSKY Chant du rossignal

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Renaud Capuçon violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Three iconic works inspired by Debussy – his best-loved work for orchestra and a world premiere – form the finale of our Debussy centenary celebration

Béla Bartók once remarked that ‘Debussy’s great service to music was to awaken among all musicians an awareness of harmony and its possibilities.’ Nowhere is this quite as evident as in La mer, a work that was deeply controversial with its unpredictable harmony and shimmering, atmospheric textures.

Much like Debussy’s music, Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto ebbs and flows in a whirlwind of melodies; Stravinsky’s Chant du rossignol paints portraits of the orient; Boulez’s radical Livre pour cordes defies predictability. And Ewan Campbell’s new work inspired by the composer testifies that, even 100 years after his death, Debussy is still one of the great geniuses of modern music.

Tickets: £55 £40 £30 £20 £15

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£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Part of the main season multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys
£5 under-18s tickets available

On sale online from 10am Friday 3 February 2017

download audio Listen to Debussy La Mer on LSO Live


LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
5.30pm, Barbican Hall


Part of the 2917/18 season

Panufnik commission generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and the Helen Hamlyn Trust