Romanian Rhapsody

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With Sir Simon Rattle

Sun 16 Dec 2018 7.00pm - 9.10pm
Barbican Hall, London

BRAHMS Violin Concerto
Interval
DEBUSSY Images
ENESCU Romanian Rhapsody No 1

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

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Part of 2018/19 Season


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Continuing Roots and Origins, Sir Simon Rattle unites Debussy, Brahms and Enescu – rarely performed together, but each inspired by folk tradition.

Brahms’ Violin Concerto is one of the most impressive violin concertos, and a perfect match for the talents of virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos. Inspired by free-spirited Hungarian playing techniques, it brims with energy – an homage to the Gypsy heritage of Joseph Joachim, the renowned violinist for whom it was created.  ‘The last movement is really Budapest,’ remarks Sir Simon. 

It’s paired here with two more works rooted in popular history: Debussy’s evocative travelogue, Images, which ventures from English and French folk tunes to the unmistakable dancing rhythms of Spain and the Iberian peninsula; and Enescu’s vivid Rhapsody, which draws on Romani traditions – with scurrying violins and triumphant brass fanfares.