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London Symphony Orchestra / Peter

 29 April 2012 at 7.30 pm 

London Symphony Orchestra / Peter

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Peter Eotvos conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin
Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

Inspired by the Nocturnes of Impressionist painter James
Whistler, Debussy wrote that his Three Nocturnes should be
understood in terms of ‘all the various impressions and the
special effects of light that the word suggests’.
Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No 1 draws inspiration from
the Polish poem, Noc Majowa (Night Gathering) which reads:
‘And now we stand by the lake in crimson blossom / in
flowing tears of joy, with rapture and fear’. Novelist and
painter Henry Miller described listening to Scrabin’s
Symphony No 4 as ‘like a bath of ice, cocaine and rainbows
…Like an étude gliding off a glacier’.

Claude Debussy : Three Nocturnes
Karol Szymanowski : Violin Concerto No 1
Alexander Scriabin : Symphony No 4 (‘Poem of Ecstasy’)

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