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Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican – 13th January 2016

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Sir Simon Rattle conducts an evocative programme showcasing French music composed on the cusp of modernity, featuring masterful works by three pre-eminent French composers.

French repertoire is characterised by its unique sense of clarity and balance coupled with an innate sense of craftsmanship, as a conductor Rattle embodies these very same ideals. His approach to this repertoire matches that of the composers themselves, lavishing care and attention on every note.

Delage’s rarely heard Four Hindu Poems, is a set of sparse, jewel-like miniatures for small ensemble and soprano which forms the centrepiece of this programme. It is set alongside masterpieces by Ravel and Dutilleux, including Dutilleux’s exalted violin concerto L’arbre des songes (Tree of Dreams), performed by Leonidas Kavakos, and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2, which the composer described as a ‘symphonie choreographique’.

Programme 

Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin

Dutilleux L’arbre des songes

Delage Four Hindu Poems

Dutilleux Métaboles

Ravel Daphnis and Chloe – Suite No 2

Performers

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Leonidas Kavakos violin

Julia Bullock soprano

London Symphony Orchestra

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Barbican website here

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