Jac van Steen conductor
RCM Symphony Orchestra
Milhaud La création du monde
Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Bacewicz Music for Strings, Trumpets and Percussion
Renowned conductor Jac van Steen returns to the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall to lead the RCM Symphony Orchestra in an evening of groundbreaking 20th-century repertoire.
Bacewicz, a trailblazing Polish composer, wrote her Music for Strings, Trumpets and Percussion in 1958, winning Third Prize in the UNESCO Tribune Internationale for the work in 1960. The dramatic, strident piece is complemented by Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments which brings together sharpness and lyricism in a masterclass of brass and wind. The staccato precision of Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta is a foil to the more gentle persuasion of Milhaud’s ballet.
Recorded live in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall on 19 November at the Royal College of Music in London, this is a YouTube & Facebook Premiere.
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