Experience a profound musical lineage with the London Symphony Orchestra, expertly conducted by the great Sir Simon Rattle! Oliver Knussen's Songs and A Sea Interlude, adapted from his opera Where the Wild Things Are (lyrics by Maurice Sendak!), starts the concert in style with the incredible talents of soprano Lucy Crowe. The homage to Knussen, who sadly passed away in the summer of 2018, continues with a world premiere dedicated to his memory: the poignant Last Song for Olly by Mark-Anthony Turnage, whose first composition teacher was Knussen. Finally, the evening ends with a great classic of British music, featuring tenor Allan Clayton and Richard Watkins on French horn: the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings by Benjamin Britten, himself a former mentor to the late Knussen.
London Symphony Orchestra
Lucerne Festival 2013