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concert Sir Simon Rattle conducts Ravel, Barber, Harrison, and Varèse — With Barbara Hannigan London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Ravel, Barber, Harrison, and Varèse — With Barbara Hannigan London Symphony Orchestra

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You won't want to miss the extraordinary Barbara Hannigan, live from LSO St Luke's! Under the baton of Maestro Simon Rattle, the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra accompanies the superstar soprano for a marvelously modern program. Barbara Hannigan takes the spotlight in Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a nostalgic and dreamlike setting of James Agee's homage to his childhood hometown, a moment of innocence before tragedy struck. Next up is Lou Harrison's mysterious Song of Quetzacoatl, percussive and enigmatic, before the almost prophetic-sounding chords of Varèse's Offrandes offer a showcase for Hannigan's astonishing vocal agility. Finally, Ravel's beguiling Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) brings the concert to a serene and contemplative close.

Photo: Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig, Barbara Hannigan © Marco Borggreve

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Cast

Program

  • Samuel Barber, Knoxville: Summer of 1915
  • Lou Harrison, Song of Quetzalcoatl
  • Edgard Varèse, Offrandes
  • Maurice Ravel, Ma mère l'Oye (ballet music)
    • I. Prélude. Très lent - Danse du rouet et scène. Allegro
    • II. Pavane de la belle au bois dormant. Lent
    • III. Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête. Mouvement de Valse. Modéré
    • IV. Petit poucet. Très modéré
    • V. Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes. Mouvement de marche
    • VI. Apothéose. Le jardin féerique. Lent et grave

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Peter Maniura
  • Venue: LSO St Luke's (London, Great Britain)
  • Broadcast date: March 21, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
  • Production date: 2021
  • Replay available until: June 21, 2021
  • Production: © LSO
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