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Thomas Larcher UK Premiere

 04 October 2017 at 7.30pm 

Thomas Larcher UK Premiere

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Vedernikov

A programme of variety and invention from a quartet of Austro-German composers opens with music by a BBC SO favourite, Thomas Larcher (whose Symphony made such an impact at the 2016 BBC Proms). It is followed by a UK premiere of Bruch’s Double Piano Concerto (with two of today’s most exciting young pianists), a work from 1912 of unashamed Romantic sensibility. Anton Webern’s exquisite Six Pieces from two years earlier show a very different musical language. The concert ends with a rare chance to hear Haydn’s Farewell Symphony with its closing plea to the composer’s employer to move his court back to Vienna – all these years later it retains its powerful originality, invention and humour.

Thomas Larcher : Red and Green
Max Bruch : Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Anton Webern : Six Pieces, Op 6
Joseph Haydn : Symphony No 45, Farewell

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