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London Philharmonic Orchestra: To the limits

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 19:30

Belief can offer a path out of hopelessness, and in his Cello Symphony Benjamin Britten gave a voice without words to the Russian dissident cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Jan Vogler is the soloist tonight, but Rostropovich's words to Britten still apply: 'Write for the cello everything your heart tells you; no matter how difficult.' Silvestrov's Third Symphony creates new worlds from the ruins of the old, in music of breathtaking originality – the Soviet authorities back in 1966 didn’t like that at all. And Janáček’s certainties simply power through in a roof-raising orchestral spectacular that's red in both tooth and claw. Another revelatory evening with Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO © Simon Jay Price
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