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Haydn, HK Gruber & Stravinsky

 20 July 2015 at 7.30pm 

Haydn, HK Gruber & Stravinsky

Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212

Colin Currie percussion
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgårds conductor

Petrushka, with its bustling Shrovetide fair and colourful carnival characters, launches a week dominated by the music of Stravinsky. All three of the composer’s great scores for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes are performed this season – bright, folkloric textures gradually giving way to new musical brutality. Haydn’s ‘Paris’ Symphony set the City of Light talking over a century earlier. The second movement of ‘La reine’ (The Queen) shares Stravinsky’s sophisticated approach to folk music, while Viennese maverick HK Gruber’s into the open … echoes the ballet’s vivid scoring with instruments from Thailand, Africa and South America. Former BBC Young Musician of the Year Colin Currie joins the BBC Philharmonic under its Principal Guest Conductor John Storgårds.

HK Gruber : into the open …
Igor Stravinsky : Petrushka (1911 version)
Joseph Haydn : Symphony No. 85 in B flat major 'La reine'

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