London Philharmonic Orchestra: Jurowski conducts Webern and Bartok

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Saturday 27 April 2013 at 19:30
Festival: The Rest is Noise
Intense darkness pervades these four works from the 1930s and '40s.



Berg's 'Lulu', an operatic masterpiece of human self-destruction, lends its most surging themes to its namesake Suite for soprano and orchestra, which perfectly exposes the composer's marrying of Serialist technique to unfailing melodic gift.



Bartok's mysteriously scored creation has the feeling of music from another world - at once utterly foreign and beguilingly beautiful.



As Martinu saw his native Czechoslovakia threatened in 1938, he created a near-violent expression of courage - in his own words, 'a current of notes that never ceases for an instant, and by a melody that passionately claims the right to freedom.'
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