Ravel and Strauss

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Karina Canellakis

Sun 8 Mar 2020 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

STRAUSS Die Frau ohne Schatten – Suite
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
Interval
STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
RAVEL La valse

Karina Canellakis conductor
Cédric Tiberghien piano
London Symphony Orchestra

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Karina Canellakis takes us though a feast of Ravel and Strauss in her debut concert with the LSO, exploring themes of life, death, the soul and morality.

Strauss’ most instrumentally demanding score opens the evening – a dark fairy-tale suite from his opera Die Frau ohne Schatten, depicting the trials of love and belonging. Turbulent, yet hauntingly serene, the physical and spirit worlds that are represented collide.

Cédric Tiberghien accompanies the LSO for Ravel’s jazz-flecked Piano Concerto in G Major, famously opening with the sound of a whip-crack. And then, ascend into the afterlife, as Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration relates the story of a dying man reliving his life, from childhood to death. Gradually waltzing towards a masterful burst of power, Ravel’s La Valse closes the night, echoing the changing atmosphere in Europe after World War I.