London Philharmonic takes on Szymanowski
PR dla Zagranicy
The London Philharmonic is to perform Szymanowski’s Third Symphony ‘The Song of the Night’ at a concert, Wednesday at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s South Bank Centre.
One of the best known works by the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), ‘The Song of the Night’ is on tonight’s programme, which also includes Mozart and Brahms with the orchestra conducted under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski.
A pre-concert talk is also to be given by Stephen Downes of the University of Surrey.
The concert is one of the series of events initiated by the Warsaw-based Adam Mickiewicz Institute under the motto ‘Polska Music’ to mark the 75th anniversary of Szymanowski’s death on 27 March.
Szymanowski’s Third Symphony was written in 1914-1916. It is one of the rare works in the global symphonic literature in which music and poetic text are closely integrated.
The composer used the writings of Jabal-al-Din-Rumi, one of the greatest Persian mystics who lived in the 13th century.
The dazzling climate of this Oriental poetry is matched perfectly by the music which is marked by a wide range of expressive and dynamic features, ecstatic climaxes and floating harmonies. (mk/jb)