Infernal Dance is supported by The Meyer Foundation
Part of the Infernal Dance: Inside the World of Bela Bartók Series.
Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is probably his most popular piece of music. Written in 1943 and one of his final works, all the hallmarks of Bartók’s music are here: fierce rhythmic energy, vivid extremes of colour, folk themes interwoven with glorious melodies. It is a spectacle in every sense, and one that demands a virtuoso display from the entire orchestra, the musical equivalent of a peacock displaying its plumage. In this evening’s concert it is performed alongside Bártok's rhapsodic Dance Suite and his Piano Concerto No. 2.
More concerts with Esa-Pekka Salonen:
Sep 29 2013, 15:00 - Royal Festival Hall
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Schumann's Piano Concerto and Beethoven's overture to Namensfeier
Sep 26 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet at Royal Festival Hall
Aug 29 2013, 19:30 - Royal Albert Hall
Esa Pekka Salonen conducts Bruckner at BBC Proms 2013