Radio 3 Live in Concert: London Symphony Orchestra – Elgar, Beethoven & Beamish

Live from Barbican Hall, London

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 19:30
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Gianandrea Noseda conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Elgar’s Carillon, Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto and the world premiere of Equal Voices by Sally Beamish (left).

Elgar’s Carillon was first performed in London in 1915 as a gesture of sympathy towards the Belgians during the First World War.

The theme of conflict is as relevant today, as demonstrated in Sally Beamish’s new choral work Equal Voices. Based on the poetry of former poet laureate Andrew Motion, this work in five movements features soprano Shuna Sendall and baritone Marcus Farnsworth as soloists.

Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5, which he first performed aged 12. 

Photo: Ashley Coombes

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