We're listening to the 20th century.
Throughout 2013, the London Philharmonic Orchestra appears as the major orchestral partner in Southbank Centre’s year-long, multi-art-form festival The Rest Is Noise. The festival ooks at the key works of the 20th century through a wide lens, taking in the political happenings, social movements, cultural climates and personal stories that gave rise to these inspiring and sometimes controversial pieces of music.
Our concert on 27 April contains works by Webern and Berg, Bartók and Martinů, conducted by the LPO’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. It’s a fascinating programming as all works were written in the pre-war 1930s, and yet present a huge range of musical styles and influences as the composers reacted in different ways to the fear and angst of those years. In this edition of the LPO's podcast Vladimir Jurowski introduces the music and explains why he selected it for the concert.
The new release on the LPO Label is of Shostakovich Sym