Paganini Variations


Lahav Shani & Simon Trpčeski

Thu 28 Feb 2019 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

WEILL Symphony No 2
RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1947 version)

Lahav Shani conductor
Simon Trpčeski piano
London Symphony Orchestra

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Online: Friday 2 February 2018 10am
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Part of 2018/19 Season

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The prodigiously gifted Lahav Shani conducts three meticulously crafted masterworks from 20th-century composers.

Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini shapes Paganini’s melody into a series of captivating variations. From the breakneck pace of the opening to the lyrical and serene variation 18, every twist and every take on the original theme showcases Rachmaninov’s breath-taking ingenuity.

Drawing upon fragments of Russian folk song, Stravinsky’s Petrushka tells a story of love, jealousy and revenge, with three warring puppets at the centre of the tale. Crushing and tragic, the piece heightens ancient melodies with elegance, nobility and a terrible power.

This performance is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York

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