Wednesday 14 October, streamed on Marquee TV
Storming the Heavens
The third of a 13 concert series performed by the LPO and streamed live on Marquee TV
John Storgårds (conductor)
Simone Lamsma (violin)
JULIAN ANDERSON Van Gogh Blue*
NIELSEN Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 In 1811, Beethoven conceived a symphony without precedent. ‘He’s ripe for the madhouse’ declared one contemporary, but 250 years on from the composer’s death, the Seventh Symphony burns with undimmed popularity and power. John Storgårds has followed the Symphony’s influence down two centuries, and paired it with two works of maverick genius. Simone Lamsma plays Nielsen’s Violin Concerto of 1911 – a bracing counterblast to romantic clichés, composed under clear northern skies. And Julian Anderson plunges into the luminous, swirling imagination of Vincent van Gogh, creating sounds that transcend social distance, glowing with fantasy and colour. *Supported by Resonate. Resonate is a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with the Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and Boltini Trust.