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LSO & Guildhall School Side-by-Side - Bruckner Symphony No 4

Sir Simon Rattle gathers a huge orchestra of the LSO and Guildhall School musicians for a work at the very height of Romanticism: Bruckner’s Fourth

‘A massive concert with a massive orchestra’ – Sir Simon Rattle’s remarks when describing this gargantuan programme. We open with Vaughan Williams’ richly textured, elaborate piece for double string orchestra, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, before filling the Barbican stage with woodwind and percussion for Percy Grainger’s affectionate portrait of Lincolnshire folk song and its singers, Lincolnshire Posy.

And then summoning large orchestral forces once more, Sir Simon conducts Bruckner’s Symphony No 4; subtitled the ‘Romantic’, it conjures brightly coloured images of enchanted woodland, knights and huntsmen with a clarity surely only Bruckner could have achieved.

Vaughan Williams  Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Grainger  Lincolnshire Posy for Winds
Bruckner  Symphony No 4

Sir Simon Rattle  conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Guildhall School musicians

Event starts
Thursday 20 June, 2019
Event Ends
Thursday 20 June, 2019
Barbican Hall
Venue Address
Silk Street

London, London

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