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Anna Lapwood

Effervescent. Sumptuous. Dramatic.

Rachmaninoff and Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony

Sir Antonio Pappano, Yuja Wang and Anna Lapwood • NB: Change of programme


Sunday 15 September 2024 • 7pm

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Hector Berlioz
Roman Carnival (8 mins)
Serge Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No 1 (26 mins)
Camille Saint-Saëns
Symphony No 3, ‘Organ Symphony’ (35 mins)

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
Yuja Wang piano
Anna Lapwood organ
London Symphony Orchestra

The concert will finish at approximately 8.40pm, including a 20-minute interval (timings subject to change).


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The Concert

Berlioz goes to a Roman Carnival, Saint-Saëns gives a Symphony from the organ, and Serge Rachmaninoff shows youthful exuberance in his First Piano Concerto.

The Music

Berlioz is on dashing form in his Roman Carnival Overture, a sparkling concert piece that was originally intended for an opera.

The First Piano Concerto was written when Rachmaninoff was just 18 years old and studying at the Moscow Conservatory. He revised the work 26 years later as a much more experienced, and ever self-critical, composer, but it nevertheless retains its original youthful freshness and bold ambition.

The organ has to wait a while for its big moment in Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No 3, but it is well worth it. In the build-up are typically sumptuous melodies and some high drama for the orchestra.

The Performers

Anna Lapwood brings her customary flair to join Sir Antonio Pappano and the LSO in the Saint-Säens, while Yuja Wang’s technical brilliance is perfect for Rachmaninoff’s demanding concertos.

Pre-Concert, Barbican Foyers

Performances by LSO Create musicians.

Generously supported by The Huo Family Foundation


Change of programme

Please note that the concertos being performed in the LSO concerts with Yuja Wang at the Barbican on 15 and 19 September have now changed at the request of the soloist. On 15 September Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 1 will replace Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 4, and on 19 September Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2 will replace Bartok’s Piano Concerto No 2.
Posted 17 May 2024

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