Thursday 25 February at 7.00pm – live stream
Bacewicz Music for strings, trumpet & percussion
Strauss Oboe Concerto
Schreker Chamber Symphony
Duncan Ward conductor
Juliana Koch oboe
London Symphony Orchestra
Three tales from the 20th century: power, passion and pure beauty, in music by Bacewicz, Schreker, and Richard Strauss.
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.