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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Antonio Pappano

Chopin & Mahler, with Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang at the piano

A celebration of pure romance in Frédéric Chopin’s lyrical Second Piano Concerto, while Gustav Mahler embraces the earth in his brilliant, bold First Symphony.

Chopin’s Second Concerto is a closely woven partnership between soloist and orchestra, the lyrical writing turning the percussive piano into a poetic, singing instrument.

In Mahler’s First Symphony, the earth wakens to sounds of nature and nostalgic folk songs in the first movement. The middle movement is charm itself, while the finale is a funeral march to the tune of ‘Frère Jacques’. Not for nothing was the symphony nicknamed Titan.

Yuja Wang brings her astonishing skills to one of the great Romantic piano works, while Pappano and the LSO bring to life Mahler’s epic orchestrations.

This performance will end at approximately 9.10pm, including a 20-minute interval (timings subject to change).

Pre-Concert, Barbican Foyers
Performances by LSO Discovery musicians

Change of programme
Please note that the concertos being performed in the LSO concerts with Yuja Wang at the Barbican on 15 and 19 September have now changed at the request of the soloist. On 15 September Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 1 will replace Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 4, and on 19 September Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2 will replace Bartok’s Piano Concerto No 2.
Posted 17 May 2024


Produced by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3



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