LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – LINDBERG / BEETHOVEN

Magnus Lindberg Piano Concerto No 3 (UK premiere)
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Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No 6, ‘Pastoral’

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Yuja Wang piano
London Symphony Orchestra

Yuja Wang gives the UK premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s flamboyant new Piano Concerto: outsized inspiration, for a pianist who knows no limits.

Beethoven said that his ‘Pastoral’ Symphony was ‘more an expression of feelings than a picture’, but the result is some of the freshest and happiest music ever created. As for Magnus Lindberg’s new Piano Concerto … well, it’s never been heard in the UK before, but everything Lindberg writes causes a sensation. ‘It’s huge’ he says. ‘In a way, it’s the biggest piece I’ve written’.

You’d expect no less, because he wrote it specially for our soloist Yuja Wang – probably the most famous pianist in the world right now. ‘Yuja Wang’s pianism inspires a sense of wonder’ wrote one critic after she played solo at the Barbican; tonight, she makes musical history in a concerto that Lindberg says is as dramatic as any opera. And if any pianist can do drama, it’s Yuja Wang.

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Date

May 25 2023

Time

19 h 00 min
LONDON, Barbican Centre

Location

LONDON, Barbican Centre
Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS
Category
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Organizer

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Phone
Administration: +44 20 7588 1116
Email
admin@lso.co.uk
Website
https://lso.co.uk/

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