Rachmaninoff Third Symphony


Sir Simon Rattle conducts

Thu 18 Mar 2021 7.30pm - 9.40pm
Barbican Hall, London
Haydn Symphony No 86
Dvořák The Golden Spinning Wheel
Rachmaninoff Symphony No 3
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

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Part of 2020/21 season

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Not so private passions. Sir Simon Rattle conducts personal favourites from three centuries, by Rachmaninoff, Dvořák and Haydn.

Sir Simon is on the record as being ‘crazy about Haydn’, and this joyous, exuberantly inventive little symphony is just the start of a concert that’s big on melody and even bigger on heart. Dvořák retells a Czech fairy tale; then we jump forward to the 1930s, where Rachmaninoff shares the sorrows and consolations of exile in his bittersweet Third Symphony.

It’s one of those pieces that has it all – terrific tunes, a big personality and a way of making an orchestra sound like a million dollars. But that goes for everything in this concert, and Sir Simon is determined to give these pieces the audience they deserve. This is the music that he loves, and you won’t spend a wittier, warmer or more entertaining evening in a concert hall.