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2012: Rites of renewal

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 19:30

In Beethoven’s footsteps, a new voice arose: a young genius who embodied the birth of Romanticism like no other. Franz Schubert takes up the thread of 2020 Vision with his irrepressible First Symphony of 1813. And a century later in 1913, Stravinsky blew Western music sky-high with his explosive Rite of Spring. There’s only one way to match that kind of radicalism; and any new piece by Magnus Lindberg is a headline event. He wrote his Second Cello Concerto in 2013, but this performance by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Anssi Karttunen – the cellist who gave its premiere – is a UK first.

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