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London Chamber Orchestra


Prelude and Fugue for 18 strings
Sonatina No. 2 for 16 wind instruments (Fröhliche Werkstatt – The Merry Workshop)
Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)


Christopher Warren-Green

After LCO’s summer break their 2013/14 opening season concert reminds us all of what it is to work, play and reflect.

Britten’s Prelude and Fugue for 18 strings starts in a powerfully reflective mood and takes us quickly into a racy fun fugue.

Merry really is the word for Richard Strauss’s rarely performed ‘Merry Workshop’, a typically fragrant, tuneful and sometimes beautifully indulgent piece – the ideal back to work antidote. Hearing LCO’s very fine wind section play this will surely be a season highlight.

Christopher Warren-Green’s gripping Beethoven interpretation come to the fore in Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and offer the perfect opportunity to reflect on those summer visits to the country – with the occasional storm…

Part of Chamber Orchestra Series 2013/4

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