Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte (1899) is one of the shimmering calling cards of impressionism. Originally conducted for piano, in 1910 the composer himself published an orchestra version. Mother Goose (1910) has similar origins, only a year later entering the large-scale form in which it is generally performed today. Its five short movements each evoke a different fairy tail, from Sleeping Beauty to Tom Thumb.
Schererazade.2 picks up his folk tale theme, creating a vision of the Arabian Nights protagonist in the contemporary world. When premiered in New York this March, Scheherazade.2 drew glowing reviews, many of them centered around the extraordinary talents of Leila Josefowicz. A violinist feted for her fearlessness, Josefowicz will reprise her leading role in London.
|What||John Adams conducts John Adams, Barbican Centre|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
On 29 Oct 15, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican website|