Debussy’s principal aim in La mer was ‘to create a mysterious harmony between nature and the imagination’, to translate the play of light on the water and the sea’s place in the natural world into musical sound. Both Fauré and his pupil Ravel tended more towards meticulously fashioned soundscapes, while in The Firebird Stravinsky took the Russian Nationalist tradition to new levels of sensuality.
Tickets for this concert go on sale September 2013
Forthcoming concerts at Royal Festival Hall:
Jun 27 2013, 18:00 - Royal Festival Hall
New works from the Young Composers Academy.
Jun 27 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Yuri Termirkanov conducts Mussorgsky’s great Pictures at an Exhibition, Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Sayaka Shoji
London Autumn-Spring 2013/14
Find out about the Philharmonia's 2013/14 season of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall