Half Six Fix: Varèse & Bartók


with François-Xavier Roth and Isabelle Faust

Wed 17 Feb 2021 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Barbican Hall, London

Varèse Intégrales
Bartók Violin Concerto No 2

François-Xavier Roth conductor & presenter
Isabelle Faust violin
London Symphony Orchestra

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Part of 2020/21 season

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Generously supported by the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

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Escape the rush hour with the LSO and one of the greatest violinists of our time. Isabelle Faust performs Bartók’s sultry Second Violin Concerto.

‘Where other violinists dazzle, Faust is a thinker,’ said The Guardian, but if that makes her sounds understated, think again, as she applies mind, soul and jaw-dropping skill to Bartók’s ferocious concerto, inspired by the composer’s lifelong fascination with Hungarian folksong.

The LSO’s Principal Guest Conductor François-Xavier Roth opens with a flourish: Intégrales, a stunning sculpture in sound from the great French sonic adventurer Edgard Varèse.

This concert is part of Half Six Fix, a different way to experience the LSO, with an introduction to the music from François-Xavier Roth, and digital programme notes on your phone or device. Grab a drink, take your seat and enjoy the music.