Rarely heard in concert, Tchaikovsky's gripping Manfred Symphony was inspired by Lord Byron's poem about a guilt-ridden mountain dweller who summons seven spirits in the vain hope they might help him forget the past. The music's lurching from uncontainable elation to inconsolable despair is the perfect foil for the rhythmically cool, neoclassical soundscapes of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto and the simply styled folk melodies of the Four Norwegian Moods.
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Jun 13 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Ashkenazy conducts James Ehnes in Elgar’s Violin Concerto along with Walton's Symphony No. 1
Jun 15 2013, 19:30 - Symphony Hall
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London Autumn-Spring 2013/14
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