Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Stravinsky Funeral Song(UK première)
Ligeti Piano Concerto
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé (complete)
Esa-Pekka Salonen gives the UK première of Funeral Song, an orchestral work by the young Igor Stravinsky, assumed lost in the Russian Revolution but recently discovered at the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory. Ebbing and flowing through yearning melodies and rustling textures, Ravel’s ‘choreographic symphony’ tells the love story of Daphnis and Chloé set among a magical Grecian world of nymphs, pirates and intervening gods. In between, Ligeti’s Piano Concerto shifts and slides, each movement fading seamlessly into the next.
6pm Free pre-concert talk
Please note programme change: Ligeti's Clocks and Clouds has been replaced by Stravinsky's Funeral Song.
This concert is part of the Salonen/Aimard: Inspirations series