More great on line music – this time from the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO have have resumed their Friday lunchtime concerts and are also offering a concert of 20th Century music – Bacewicz, Strauss and Schreker – on the 25th February.
It is sad not to be able to listen to them live in their lovely peaceful home at St Luke’s in Old Street. But, on the plus side, far more people can actually hear these concerts, they can do so from the comfort of their own homes – and they can do so for 90 days from the date of the concert on the LSO’s YouTube channel.
Lunchtime Concert number 1 was on the 12th and is now available on YouTube:
Tonia Ko Part from Plush Earth in Four Pieces
Brahms Sonata No 1
Naoko Keatley violin
Zeynep Özsuca piano
Lunchtime Concert Number 2 is on 19th February and will then be available on YouTube.
Andrea Clearfield Songs of the Wolf, Mvt 1 – Wolf Night
Saint-Saëns Morceau de Concert, Op 94
Angela Barnes horn
Caroline Jaya-Ratnam piano
Lunchtime Concert no. 3 is on 26th February and will then be available on YouTube.
Pütz Blues for Benni
Alejandro Civilotti Solitudes (movements I, III & V)
Piazzolla Tango Oblivion
Andy Akiho Karakurenai
Arvo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel
Sam Walton percussion
German Clavijo viola
José Moreira double bass
On February 25th – Evening concert of 20th Century music
Bacewicz Music for strings, trumpet & percussion
Strauss Oboe Concerto
Schreker Chamber Symphony
Duncan Ward conductor
Juliana Koch oboe
London Symphony Orchestra
To quote the LSO’s website:
What a difference half a century makes. Schreker wrote his sensuous, shimmering Chamber Symphony in the Vienna of Klimt and Freud. Grażyna Bacewicz, in post-war Poland, was working in a very different world, and writing music of uncompromising personality and power. Richard Strauss, meanwhile, remembered a happier age in what might be the greatest of all oboe concertos.
Our soloist today is the LSO’s Principal Oboe, Juliana Koch – and with a scaled-down LSO conducted by Duncan Ward, it’ll feel as poignant as a piece of great chamber music. Strauss dedicated the concerto ‘to the spirit of the immortal Mozart’, and it’s the perfect foil both to Bacewicz’s punchy Music for Trumpet, Percussion and Strings, and Schreker’s gorgeous excess.