Led by François-Xavier Roth, the London Symphony Orchestra performs a program with works by Debussy, Bartók, and Bruckner at the Barbican in London. Performed by Antoine Tamestit, Bartók's Viola Concerto is at the heart of the program.
Debussy’s Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune is an evocative and poetic opener that oozes the rich imagery of its source, a symbolist poem by Stéphane Mallarmé. Bartók’s Viola Concerto brings this oft-overlooked string instrument to center stage, showcasing the instrument and its capabilities in full, before the program concludes with a bedrock piece of the 19th century: Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, the Romantic, filled to the brim with evocative images of love, nature and a simpler time.
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London Philharmonic Orchestra