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Paganini Variations - London Symphony Orchestra / Lahav Shani

The prodigiously gifted Lahav Shani conducts three meticulously crafted masterworks from 20th-century composers.

Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini shapes Paganini’s melody into a series of captivating variations. From the breakneck pace of the opening to the lyrical and serene variation 18, every twist and every take on the original theme showcases Rachmaninov’s breath-taking ingenuity.

Drawing upon fragments of Russian folk song, Stravinsky’s Petrushka tells a story of love, jealousy and revenge, with three warring puppets at the centre of the tale. Crushing and tragic, the piece heightens ancient melodies with elegance, nobility and a terrible power.

Programme
Weill  Symphony No 2
Rachmaninov  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Stravinsky  Petrushka (1947 version)

Performers
Lahav Shani  Conductor
Simon Trpčeski  Piano
London Symphony Orchestra

Event starts
Thursday 28 February, 2019
Event Ends
Thursday 28 February, 2019
Venue
Barbican Hall
Venue Address
Silk Street
Location

London, London

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Category
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