Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto begins with a chord that was supposed to be impossible. And in 1930, in his Symphony of Psalms, he created something that truly did seem impossible in that 'low, dishonest decade': a masterpiece of deeply held religious faith, crafted from sounds that felt entirely new.
Thierry Fischer’s performance with the London Philharmonic Choir looks set to be one of the landmarks of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Stravinsky journey. He opens with Leonard Bernstein's choral salute to the Symphony, the joyous Chichester Psalms; Stravinsky's own beautiful sacred choral miniatures provide both context and inspiration.
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoireStravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Violin Concerto
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk: Behind the Baton. Join Thierry Fischer as he explores the Stravinsky works in the evening's concert, answers your questions and reveals where Stravinsky sits in his top five picks. Admission free.
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