Brahms Violin Concerto with Janine Jansen, plus music by Wagner and Strauss
17 February 2011 / 19:30
Tickets: £8 £14 £19 £25 £32
Brahms Violin Concerto Wagner Siegfried Idyll Strauss Tod und Verklärung
Daniel Harding conductor Janine Jansen violin London Symphony Orchestra
Tonight's concert will also feature Fred & Ginger by Gary Carpenter. This short work is part of the UBS Soundscapes: Pioneers series and was commissioned by LSO Discovery, with support from UBS.
Brahms wrote his Violin Concerto (1879) for the virtuoso Joseph Joachim, who relished its challenges. ‘One enjoys getting hot fingers playing it,’ he exclaimed, ‘because it’s worth it!’ Wagner’s most tender work had a more private beginning – it was composed in 1870 as a birthday gift for his wife Cosima. Strauss’s tone poem (1889) imagines an artist's death and the subsequent transformation of his spirit. Scenes from the artist’s life flash past, painted in Strauss’ brilliant orchestration.
Open rehearsal Wed 9 Feb 2–5pm, LSO St Luke's Daniel Harding will rehearse the LSO in Wagner and Strauss for this concert Tickets £4, please call 020 7638 8891 to book