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Gianandrea Noseda conducting the LSO

Beethoven, Beamish, Prokofiev

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Thursday 11 July 2024

The Concert

Ludwig van Beethoven Overture: Leonore No 3
Sally Beamish 
Distans: Concerto for Violin and Clarinet (UK premiere)
Interval – 20 Minutes
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No 7

Gianandrea Noseda  conductor
Janine Jansen  
Martin Fröst  
London Symphony Orchestra


Available to watch on Marquee TV from 11 July 2024

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What is lost returns once more in emotive music conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, LSO Principal Guest Conductor.

The Programme

Prokofiev’s mysterious Seventh was commissioned by the Soviet state radio for children. In fact, while it recalls treasured memories of his youth, this final symphony contains a deeper message of farewell.

Beethoven wrote no fewer than four punchy overtures for his only operatic work. Number three was rejected for being a miniature opera in itself. Leonore, eventually renamed Fidelio, follows a courageous wife who rescues her beloved husband from prison.

Sally Beamish’s concerto begins with two soloists calling to each other across a distance, and explores connection and longing.

The Performers

This delicately nuanced interpretation of the Seventh Symphony forms part of Gianandrea Noseda’s thrilling Prokofiev cycle with the LSO. Distans was written for Janine Jansen and Martin Fröst, designed to make the most of their astonishing abilities.

‘In my view, the composer, just like the poet, the sculptor or the painter, is in duty bound to serve man, the people. He must beautify life.’ – Sergei Prokofiev

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