Barbican Concerts

Shchedrin Naughty Limericks

Sun 26 Sep 2010 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev - Shchedrin Naughty Limericks

RODION SHCHEDRIN Concerto for Orchestra No 1 ('Naughty Limericks')
STRAUSS Duett-concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon
MAHLER Symphony No 5

Valery Gergiev conductor
Andrew Marriner clarinet
Rachel Gough bassoon
London Symphony Orchestra

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‘Naughty Limericks’ is an imprecise translation of Shchedrin’s title – but it captures the 1963 concerto’s irreverent zest. Strauss wrote his Duett-Concertino (1947) in old age, but with childlike wonder intact. His clarinet represents a princess, his bassoon a bear; when they combine, the bear becomes a prince. Matters are far weightier in Mahler’s symphony (1904). ‘What are [the public] to say to this primeval music,’ he wrote, ‘this foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound?’

 

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Pre-concert performance: Guildhall Artists at the Barbican
6–6.45pm, Barbican Hall
Strauss Sonatina No 1 for 16 Wind Instruments
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