Spanish Connections: Alban Gerhardt & Steven Osborne
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Thursday 22 February 2024 • 1pm
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Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Claude Debussy Élegie
Claude Debussy Sonata for Cello
Gaspar Cassadó Suite for Solo Cello
Manuel de Falla Suite populaire espagnole
Maurice Ravel Alborada del gracioso
Maurice Ravel Pièce en forme de Habanera
Alban Gerhardt cello
Steven Osborne piano
The concert will finish at approximately 2.05pm
£16 (£14 concessions, £6 under-18s)
+ £1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction
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Folk songs, fantasies and visions of romance: a Spanish journey with a French twist, in the company of cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Steven Osborne.
No string instrument sings as soulfully as the cello – or has quite so many stories to tell. In both France and Spain, it’s given voice to ancient sorrows and romantic dreams. In this wonderfully characterful recital, music by Debussy and Ravel throws fabulous, flickering shadows across the soundworlds of Manuel de Falla and the great Catalan cellist-composer Gaspar Cassadó. Expect visions of fools and folksongs; moonstruck harlequins and fantastic dances.
And expect unparallelled insights from cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Steven Osborne – two artists whose passion for musical exploration is matched only by the brilliance and intelligence of their artistry. ‘I treat any piece as a new piece that has been written for me’, says Gerhardt; and this concert should be a true adventure for the imagination.
Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3
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