Francisco Coll Hidd'n Blue Thomas Adès In Seven Days for piano and orchestra Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn Thomas Adès Tevot
Thomas Adès conductor Nicolas Hodges piano Toby Spence tenor London Symphony Orchestra
The 19th-century collection of German poems known as Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn) provided inspiration for many composers, including Schumann and Brahms, but it was Mahler who was particularly enamoured, setting its folk tales to music throughout his life. The delicate collection for tenor and orchestra is framed by two Adès pieces including In Seven Days, a piano concerto noted by the New York Times as ‘riveting, restless and kaleidoscopically colourful’.
Tonight’s concert will also feature the world premiere of Francisco Coll’s Hidd'n Blue. This new work was commissioned by the LSO Discovery Panufnik Young Composers Scheme, generously supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust.
LSO Discovery Day: Contemporary British Composers Sun 15 Jan 10am–5.30pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke's Find out more about the life and music of British Contemporary Composers
with access to an LSO rehearsal and a chamber music session with LSO
players and Guildhall Students. Tickets £16 (£12.50 concessions); afternoon only £10 Full information and online booking on the LSO website