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Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose) Suite
Witold Lutoslawski: Symphony No.4
Witold Lutoslawski: Les espaces du sommeil (Spaces of sleep) for baritone & orchestra
Witold Lutoslawski: Chain 2 - dialogue for violin & orchestra
Maurice Ravel: La valse

Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Jennifer Koh violin
Matthias Goerne baritone

Salonen conducts the final concert in the Lutoslawski series which includes his Symphony No.4, alongside works by Ravel. The concert also features soloists Jennifer Koh and Matthias Goerne.

The meticulously fashioned soundscapes of Ravel form the perfect musical backdrop to this final tribute to Lutoslawski in his centenary year.

Les espaces du sommeil ('The Spaces of Sleep') is a mesmerising setting of a poem by French surrealist Robert Desnos in which Lutoslawski imagined 'the singer is telling us about his dreams,' while Chain 2 continues to explore the element of chance that had been an important part of Lutoslawski's music since the 1960s.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the premiere recording of the Fourth Symphony, the crowning achievement of the composer's distinguished career, just three months before the composer passed away.

6pm at Royal Festival Hall - pre-concert recital with Esa-Pekka Salonen featuring Polish contemporary music. Free

21/03/2013 19:30 - 21/03/2013 21:30


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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 T 020 7960 4200

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