This October the LSO showcases the wistful Romanticism of Czech composer Antonín Dvořák. Daniel Harding and the LSO bring Dvořák’s sounds of nature to life across two concerts at the Barbican on Sunday 10 October and Sunday 31 October.
Harding conducts a selection of the composer's Symphonic Poems, music inspired by Karel Jaromir’s 'Kytice' ballads. On Sunday 10 October the LSO performed The Wild Dove, and on on Sunday 31 October Harding is joined by Antoine Tamestit for the finale of his Artist Portrait in a programme featuring Jörg Widmann’s Viola Concerto and two more Symphonic Poems In der Natur and The Golden Spinning Wheel.
No matter where Antonín Dvořák found himself, the natural world remained a true inspiration. The composer captured soundbites of animals, trees and vistas through his music, leaving us with a record of how he perceived the world around him.
Ahead of our mini nature season this October, we uncover more about Dvořák's life, the poignant experiences with nature that shaped his music and his travels.
Click below to discover more about Antonín Dvořák.
Artist Portrait Antoine Tamestit (Jörg Widmann Viola Concerto)
Sun 31 Oct 2021 7pm, Barbican.
Jörg Widmann Viola Concerto
Antoín Dvořák In der Natur
Antonín Dvořák The Golden Spinning Wheel
Daniel Harding conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra