Every revolution has its forebears, and Stravinsky learned his craft in St Petersburg amid the glittering sunset of Imperial Russia.
His teachers, Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov, created musical worlds that glowed with magic and melancholy, and tonight the superb Hungarian virtuoso Kristóf Baráti brings his special brand of passion to one of the undisputed classics of that so-called 'Silver Age': Glazunov’s sweet and songful Violin Concerto.
Then Vladimir Jurowski conducts Stravinsky’s own graduation piece: the youthful, exuberantly romantic First Symphony that lit the fuse to one of the most explosive careers in 20th-century music.
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoireRimsky-Korsakov: Fairy Tale, Op.29
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk: Behind the Baton. Join Vladimir Jurowski as he explores Stravinsky's Symphony in E flat, answers your questions and reveals where Stravinsky site in his top five picks. Admission free.
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The following concerts are not included in this offer: Meow Meow and London Philharmonic Orchestra: More Pandemonium... With a Festive Twist (4 Dec 2017) and A Golden Gala Evening: London Philharmonic Orchestra (27 Jan 2017).