Home » Classical Music » Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican – 19th January 2017

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican – 19th January 2017

rattle-2017

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO give the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Remembering before Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, disturbing in its nihilistic despair yet attaining a true and monumental grandeur.

The orchestral forces used are formidable: eight horns, six trumpets, four trombones, two harps and celesta and strings to match. Yet while it was written at one of the happiest times in Mahler’s life, march-rhythms haunt the symphony. And in the final movement, the extensive percussion section is augmented by a huge hammer for three blows of fate, leading to perhaps the bleakest ending in all music.

Programme   

Mark-Anthony Turnage Remembering ‘In Memoriam Evan Scofield’ (world premiere, LSO co-commission)

Mahler Symphony No 6

Performers

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

London Symphony Orchestra

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

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in 2014, we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website here

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow me on Twitter

Archives

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

%d bloggers like this: