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Archive listings for Valery Gergiev
Work type: Concert
|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. |
|19 May 10||Barbican Centre, West End :: V371|
listing details L01985798253
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