Ives, Gershwin, Copland and Joplin | London Philharmonic Orchestra
Exactly 80 years before this concert, American visionary Charles Ives witnessed the first performance of his orchestral triptych Three Places in New England. Inside Ives was stirring a unique brand of American impressionism: the piece recounted feelings floated to him from the rugged and humble beauty of New England landscapes as he walked through them, his wife by his side. A strange, prudent, masterpiece Ives’s work remains – a fascinating contrast to Joplin’s rhythmic Treemonisha Suite and the touching, playful simplicity of Copland’s beautiful Piano Concerto.
Free pre-concert discussion | 6.00pm–6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson shares his views on performing works by Gershwin and Copland.
Part of The Rest is Noise Festival.
- Orchestral Set No 1, 'Three Places in New England'
- Charles Ives (1874-1954)
- Rhapsody in Blue
- George Gershwin (1898-1937)
- Concerto for Piano
- Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
- Treemonisha Suite
- Scott Joplin (1868-1917)