Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Nicholas Collon conductor
Francesco Piemontesi piano
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Walton Symphony No. 1
Three inventive masterworks composed in peacetime that was not to last: infused with jazz, Basque and Spanish influences, Ravel’s dreamlike Piano Concerto (1931) is juxtaposed with the pastoral tranquillity of Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia (1910). William Walton’s powerful, Sibelius-inspired Symphony No. 1 (1934) is full of driving rhythms and searing intensity.