2012: Rapture and Revelry
The London Philharmonic Orchestra shares music with a sense of humour in a performance broadcast from the Royal Festival Hall.
Comedy is a serious business. Beethoven knew that in 1812 when his firecracker of an Eighth Symphony cheerfully booted the Classical rule-book out of the window.
Richard Strauss definitely knew it when he gave a classic French comedy an outrageous orchestral makeover.
Le bourgeois gentilhomme features instrumental pyrotechnics, mouthwatering melodies and a full-scale orchestral dinner party that goes uproariously wrong.
Imagine what it’ll sound like in the hands of distinguished conductor Sir Mark Elder.
This event is pre-recorded exclusively for the Southbank Centre.
- London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Sir Mark Elder conductor *
- Pieter Schoeman violin
- Tania Mazzetti violin
- Anna Clyne: Prince of Clouds - Concerto for 2 violins & string orchestra
- R Strauss: Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Suite
- Beethoven: Symphony No.8
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This concert will be available to view for free seven days after it is first broadcast. After seven days, it will only be available to Marquee TV subscribers.
* Please note change of conductor from originally advertised.
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