VLADIMIR JUROWSKI conductor
YEFIM BRONFMAN piano
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Vladimir Jurowski and Yefim Bronfman
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2
R STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
'A goodly, portly man, of a cheerful look, a pleasing eye and a most noble carriage'. And as this musical portrait of Falstaff lumbers humorously into life, you'll hear Shakespeare's fat knight transformed into pure Elgar. Witty, stirring and surprisingly poignant, Falstaff is one of British music's most unexpected masterpieces; a fitting companion for the dazzling orchestral high-jinks of Richard Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel. And since both composers revered Brahms, his Second Piano Concerto makes a perfect opener. Vladimir Jurowski is joined by Yefim Bronfman, whose combination of gentleness and power has made him known for his stunning interpretations of Brahms's piano music.
FREE PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE
6.00 pm | Royal Festival Hall
This year's LPO Junior Artists - members of our annual scheme for high-level teenage instrumentalists from under-represented backgrounds - perform British music alongside LPO members and Junior Artist alumni. Join us to celebrate the diversity and talent of the future generation of orchestral musicians.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra's NOISE programme is supported by the Orchestra's Principal Beer Sponsor, Heineken.
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