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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Antonio Pappano

Coleridge-Taylor & Liszt

Sir Antonio Pappano conducting

From Richard Strauss’ sweeping self-portrait to the musical poetry of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Sir Antonio Pappano conducts an evening of music that’s larger than life.

Richard Strauss never did anything by halves, and he wasn’t a man for false modesty either. Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) is a grand, swashbuckling musical self-portrait or the composer as superhero, and it doesn’t hold back: there’s a battle, and even a love scene. Liszt and the British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor are perhaps more restrained, but every bit as imaginative. 

‘A conductor has to be theatrical,’ says Sir Antonio Pappano, and as a veteran of the opera house, the LSO’s future Chief Conductor is a master at bringing characters to life, and telling a story with music. From Liszt’s soaring idealism to Strauss’ supersized musical comedy, this is a concert that lets him do exactly that.

‘Don’t perspire when conducting – only the audience should get warm’  – Richard Strauss 

The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date

Generously supported by the Sir Joseph Hotung Charitable Settlement

Filmed for future broadcast on Marquee TV

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