Sunday 7 May 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Tamara Stefanovich piano
Emmanuel Curt percussion
Antoine Siguré timpani
Bartók Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion
Mahler Symphony No. 6
Cosmic and combustive, Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion hurtles through infectious rhythms and leaping melodies via the sparse, eerie, mystical sonorities of what Bartók termed his ‘night music’. Further into darkness, Mahler’s Sixth, ‘Tragic’ Symphony builds to the famous hammer strokes or inexorable blows of fate which Mahler felt like the ‘stroke of an axe’.
This concert is supported by Mrs Joscelyn Fox and The Edwin Fox Foundation.
This concert is part of the Salonen/Aimard: Inspirations series