Lawrence Power & Pavel Kolesnikov: Russian Roots


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 28 Feb 2020 1.00pm - 2.00pm
LSO St Luke's, London

Kabalevsky Improvisation
Mussorgsky Une larme
Tchaikovsky Aveu passionné
Mussorgsky Hopak
Beethoven arr Bowden Adagio sostenuto from Piano Sonata No 14, 'Moonlight' for viola and piano
Shostakovich Viola Sonata

Lawrence Power viola
Pavel Kolesnikov piano

Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

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On sale dates:
Online: Tuesday 5 March 2019 10am
By Phone: Tuesday 19 March 2019 10am
In Person: Tuesday 19 March 2019 10am

Part of 2019/20 season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Step into a world of history, folk heritage and rich musical tradition, as BBC Radio 3 invites chamber musicians, from singers to string quartets, to explore Russian music from across the centuries.

Pavel Kolesnikov and Lawrence Power – both alumni of the BBC’s New Generation Artists scheme, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this season – join forces in this concert for one of the most raw, moving works of the 20th century, Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata. The composer’s final work, completed a matter of days before his death in 1975, it’s an elegy, a farewell, interlaced with allusions to composers he loved – Beethoven, Berg, Mahler – with haunting solo lines floating over a sparse accompaniment.

Browse the full programme of 2019/20 BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts.


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