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Rachmaninoff and Enescu | London Philharmonic Orchestra
London, England
Saturday, 7 February 2015 - 7:30 PM
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Rachmaninoff Three Russian Songs
Rachmaninoff Spring
Enescu Symphony No. 3

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Andrei Bondarenko baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Nikolay Nekrasov’s poem The Verdant Noise told of a jealous husband intent on murdering
his unfaithful wife, only to be stopped in his tracks by the onset of spring. The idea of rebirth, renewal and the fresh blossoming of life swerved the murderous husband and inspired
Rachmaninoff to create his first large-scale choral work – his cantata Spring – where choral
fervour and orchestral glistening make for some of the composer’s most affecting and
descriptive music. After it, Vladimir Jurowski conducts Romanian George Enescu’s emotionally intense Third Symphony – a brooding, heroic and triumphant work for huge symphony orchestra and wordless chorus written at the height of the First World War.

In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation.
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rayallen43 A pandora's box of riches here. The LPO forces under Jurowski gave a concert of rarely heard music beginning with delightful three Russian Folksongs sung with such beauty of tone by the LPO choir and the short 'Spring' cantata, which delighted wi... read more
fippenoes3 I have attended this concert and the best thing about this concert was the choral and The third Symphony was played at the end of the concert by three Russians. I feel lucky to have knowledge about this from read more
kaitlynjohn I have listened to the music of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It is just mind-blowing. Thanks for sharing about this orchestra which is one of five permanent symphony orchestras based in London. Looking forward to more such interesting music.... read more