Artist Portrait: Daniil Trifonov

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Ravel Piano Concerto in G

Sun 17 Feb 2019 7.00pm - 9.15pm
Barbican Hall, London

RAMEAU Les Indes galantes – Suite
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
Interval
BETSY JOLAS A Little Summer Suite
POULENC Les biches – Suite
RAVEL La valse

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
London Symphony Orchestra

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Piano sensation Daniil Trifonov commences his LSO Artist Portrait series with an all-French programme conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Trifonov accompanies the LSO for Ravel’s jazz-flecked Piano Concerto in G Major. Famously opening with the sound of a whip-crack, the piece launches into an ecstatic outpouring of vitality and joy, slowing for a simple and elegant second movement, before picking up the pace for an exhilarating finale.

Alongside pieces by Rameau and Poulenc, this concert sees the LSO’s first performance of Betsy Jolas’ A Little Summer Suite, a commission by Sir Simon Rattle. The piece plays contrasting rhythms and melodic lines against each other, using a jaunty pallet of sounds to create a breezy, playful feel. A true burst of summer to warm this late-winter concert.