Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No.35 (Haffner)*
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2**
Julian Anderson: Past hymns for string orchestra**
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in C***
The brightest young conducting talent takes to the rostrum in this showcase of stars of the future.
This Symphony in C, Stravinsky once said, 'could not have come to me before I had known the neon glitter of the Californian boulevards from a speeding automobile.' And yet, after the finely clipped topiary of Mozart's Haffner Symphony and Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto, Stravinsky's Symphony appears a work of total sense and contentment - colourful and a shade American, yes, but lucidly scored, enchantingly varied and gloriously symmetrical. It follows the elegy-tinged beauty of Julian Anderson's 1997 chamber orchestra creation Past Hymns.
Each piece in this concert of fascinating contrasts and similarities is conducted by one of three brilliantly talented young conductors - individually searched out and invited for the purpose.Performers
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Blunt conductor*
Domingo Hindoyan conductor**
Ward Stare conductor***
John Lill piano