Revolution and Romance – Sir Simon Rattle and Evgeny Kissin


Imagination. Piano. Emotion.

Thu 15 Dec 2022 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

Igor Stravinsky arr Simon Rattle Stravinsky Journey
Serge Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 3

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Anna Lapkovskaja mezzo-soprano
Evgeny Kissin piano
London Symphony Orchestra

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Two great artists, and the journey of a lifetime: Sir Simon Rattle and Evgeny Kissin explore Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff.

When Russia collapsed into revolution, two refugee composers built new lives in the west. Stravinsky embraced the shock of the new, while Rachmaninoff astonished the world as a pianist of breathtaking daring and power. Today, Sir Simon Rattle leads a personal odyssey through some of Stravinsky’s quirkiest miniatures – before joining Evgeny Kissin in the piece they call the ‘Everest of piano concertos’.

Simon Rattle loves Stravinsky’s shorter pieces, and his ‘Stravinsky Journey’ is his own way of sharing some rare gems. Pianist Evgeny Kissin, meanwhile, has been an international superstar since he was ten years old. For once, it feels like an understatement to say that Rachmaninoff’s music is practically in his blood.

‘Rachmaninoff was made of steel and gold: steel in his arms, gold in his heart.’
~Josef Hofmann (1876-1957)

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