Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No 4
Interval – 20 minutes
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No 2
Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Simon Trpčeski piano
London Symphony Orchestra
The concert will finish at approximately 9pm (timings subject to change)
£70 £55 £39 £25 £18
+ £4 booking fee per online/phone transaction
£12/£16 + booking fee as above
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Under-18s – £6 tickets
14–25s – discounts for Young Barbican Members
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Barbican Access Members – free companion tickets
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A symphony thwarted by history, and a concerto from a composer at his peak.
A few years after finishing his Fourth Symphony, Prokofiev made an optimistic return to the Soviet Union. Shortly after he revised the symphony in 1947, his music was banned from performance in Stalin’s Russia. Prokofiev felt that the second version, produced as his fortunes turned, was so changed that it was a different work. Its dark, ambivalent grandeur demands attention.
From the opening notes of a distant horn to a thunderously satisfying finish, Brahms’ elegant Second Piano Concerto is the work of a composer at the height of his powers.
Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO continue their cycle of Prokofiev’s Symphonies, marking 70 years since the composer’s death. Sparks fly as they embrace the composer’s dramatic sensibility. Simon Trpčeski brings edge-of-the-seat playing to the brilliance of Brahms.
‘I have written a very small piano concerto with a very small and pretty scherzo.’ – Brahms, jokingly, about his Piano Concerto No 2
LSO Friends’ Supported Concert
Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3
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‘His pacing was spot on, appealingly languid in the second movement while the third movement was taken with a brisk nonchalance that belied the complexity of the woodwind playing.’ ★★★★
Bachtrack on Prokofiev 6, 2023
‘The sureness of musical characterisation really does give a feeling of discovering the work for the first time, with the finale’s busy inventiveness sparkingly captured.’ ★★★★
BBC Music Magazine on Prokofiev 1, 2023
‘Noseda unleashed full-throated orchestral roars, the sharpness of cymbal crashes, an insistent side drum, a cutting edge to the trumpets and savagery from the lower brass suffusing the orchestral landscape with an ominous chill.’ ★★★★
Bachtrack on Prokofiev 5, 2022
Booking and Discounts
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