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Britten Sinfonia: Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Milton Court HallSilk Street, Barbican, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DT, United Kingdom
On Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 19:30
Performers
Jeremy DenkPiano
Britten Sinfonia

From its opening clarinet glissando Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue has become synonymous with 1920’s America and its popularity continues to this day. Performed here in the original jazz band arrangement with acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk the work is paired with Stravinsky’s rhythmically complex Concerto for piano and wind. Both works explore rhythm from the syncopated cadenzas in Stravinsky to the abundant use of dance and ragtime rhythms in Gershwin.

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