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Poems of Ecstasy
Royal Festival Hall

Poems of Ecstasy

Date: 22 Jan
Time: 19:30
Karina Canellakis conductor, Cédric Tiberghien piano

Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
L Boulanger D'un soir triste
Scriabin Symphony No. 4 (The Poem of Ecstasy)

Karina Canellakis conducts music from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, before Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with Cédric Tiberghien, Lili Boulanger's D'un soir triste, and Scriabin's Fourth Symphony.

Highest bliss ... Richard Wagner was never one for understatement, and Tristan und Isolde isn't just boy-meets-girl - it's an ecstatic voyage through a passion more powerful than death itself. Alexander Scriabin went further still: he wanted his Poem of Ecstasy to include colours and perfumes as well as music, though with Karina Canellakis and a supersized LPO giving its all, the sounds alone will be enough to make your head whirl. Meanwhile, Lili Boulanger dreams in the twilight, and pianist Cédric Tiberghien shares his special brand of magic in Ravel's black diamond of a piano concerto. And all with only one hand ...

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