DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5
Martyn Brabbins Conductor
Jan Mráček Violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Debussy’s symphonic poem tells the tale of a mythical faun, playing his pipes alone in the woods. From the dreamy opening flute tune, the sleepy calm of an afternoon in the forest is evoked through smooth melodies and almost improvisatory passages.
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, meanwhile, bridges the gap between Classical and Romantic concerto styles with elegance and wit, culminating in a zesty and spirited finale.
This summer concert concludes with Shostakovich’s imposing Fifth Symphony: filled with wonderful melodies and stirring rhythms, it bursts with power and rebellious beauty.
RPO Preludes: Prokofiev and Berio
Unpredictable, energetic, radical works of the 20th century.
Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
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