Edward Gardner joins Serge Rachmaninoff, grappling with the ghosts of an old world amid the energy of the new in his Symphonic Dances.
Gardner conducts Rachmaninoff
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Classical music doesn’t always do exactly what it says on the tin. Brahms never told the story behind his Symphony No. 3 but from impetuous opening to sunset finish, it’s clear that there’s a tale here that runs too deep for words. The same goes for the Chinese-American composer Chen Yi, fusing postmodernist techniques and philosophies with traditional Chinese idioms in her orchestral work Momentum.
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