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Henze & Zimmermann | London Philharmonic Orchestra

Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version)Stravinsky Variations (Aldous Huxley in Memoriam) Zimmermann Violin Concerto Henze Symphony No. 7Vladimir Jurowski conductor Thomas Zehetmair violinLondon Philharmonic Orchestra

‘The symphony lives!’ When Hans Werner Henze’s Seventh Symphony was first performed back in the 1980s, critics couldn’t believe their ears. Powerful, poetic and unashamedly grand, this is a symphony in the tradition of Beethoven and Mahler that speaks directly to audiences here and now. Vladimir Jurowski has paired it with two timeless 20th-century classics by Stravinsky – and is joined by Thomas Zehetmair to perform the extraordinary post-war Violin Concerto by Bernd Alois Zimmermann: music that sings, yells and dances its way out of one of the darkest periods in European history. Four masterpieces that simply demand to be heard.

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