Classical music

The Eternal Flame

Part of New Forms - Contemporary Classics

One hundred years after the First World War’s guns fell silent, we hear four composers’ surveys of a world in turmoil: and they might not be what you expect.

Debussy broods on sacrifice, while Janácek stares boldly into the flames of a vision that’s both apocalyptic and transcendent.

As the shockwaves grow calmer, Stravinsky contemplates mortality with open eyes and piercing intelligence – while Finland’s Magnus Lindberg contributes something completely new, at a moment when all of Europe pauses to remember.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts a concert that throws a very personal light on a dark century.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Andrea Danková soprano
Angharad Lyddon mezzo-soprano
Vsevelod Grivnov tenor
Maxim Mikhailov bass
London Philharmonic Choir


Debussy: Berceuse héroïque
Magnus Lindberg: Triumph to exist (World premiere)
Stravinsky: Requiem Canticles
Janáček: The Eternal Gospel

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Royal Festival Hall


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Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm, pre-concert talk. Behind the Baton.
Magnus Lindberg discusses his new work for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, continuing the musical tradition of reflection and remembrance. Admission free.

Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 4 events (10% discount)
5 – 7 events (15% discount)
8 – 10 events (20% discount)
11 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)