Henning Kraggerud performs Sibelius Violin Concerto | London Philharmonic

Henning Kraggerud performs Sibelius Violin Concerto | London Philharmonic

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 19:30

At his heights of frustration, Jean Sibelius created his most enduring and moving music. The composer’s dream of becoming a virtuoso violinist was dashed when he failed an audition for the Vienna Philharmonic, but that only added to the thrust and inspiration behind his resplendent Violin Concerto, a testament in music to the virtuoso Sibelius never was. At his deepest depths of despair, diagnosed with cancer and fighting off debts, Sibelius created his Fourth Symphony, perhaps his most stark, evocative, chilling and moving. Its sinister, craggy outcrops and shadows are separated from the sultry heat of Debussy’s Ibéria by a geographical and musical gulf.

Free pre-concert discussion | 6.00pm–6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall
Musicians from the LPO join students from London Music Masters’ innovative music education programme, the Bridge Project, for a musical celebration.

Part of The Rest is Noise Festival.

Ibéria from Images, for orchestra (Set 3)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Symphony No 4 in A minor
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)


Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
51° 30' 12.24" N, 0° 7' 2.8128" W
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