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Half Six Fix: Beethoven & Berg

London Symphony Orchestra/ Sir Simon Rattle

Dorothea Röschmann

Sir Simon Rattle marries two works of extraordinary intensity, played back-to-back in just one hour in this early-evening Half Six Fix concert, and introduced on-stage by the conductor.

Nightingales, dreams, lugubrious summer days and darkened valleys – the sounds and ideas that fascinated fin-de-siècle Vienna spiral together in Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs. Composed 80 years earlier in the same city, Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is like a ride in a Ferrari, hurtling towards symphonic triumph with unapologetic brilliance.

This concert is part of Half Six Fix, a different way to experience the LSO, with an introduction to the music from Sir Simon Rattle, and digital programme notes on your phone or device. Grab a drink, take your seat and enjoy the music.

The performance is expected to finish around 7.45pm. There is no interval.

Supported by the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

Part of Beethoven 250 at the Barbican

Barbican Hall