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VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery, Silk Street Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From19th May 2010
To19th May 2010
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)

Valery Gergiev

Valery GergievT01923875847

Archive :: production:T01923875847, concert:S97165016, venue:V371

Production details

In the virtuoso Concerto, one of Ravel’s last works, he aimed to compose something ‘gay and brilliant.’ Written at one of the unhappiest periods of his life, Stravinsky’s Symphony in C (1940) perhaps shares a stern religious sensibility with his great choral work, the Symphony of Psalms (1930). Debussy’s Prélude (1894), by contrast, offers a dappled, teasing sensuality: so striking on its first performance that the audience demanded an immediate reprise.


Company London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Valery Gergiev
Performer Helene Grimaud (piano)
Company London Symphony Chorus

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