Jan Vogler and the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Britten's Symphony for cello & orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
Belief can offer a path out of hopelessness, and in his Symphony for cello & orchestra Benjamin Britten gave a voice without words to the Russian dissident cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
Jan Vogler is the soloist in this performance, but Rostropovich's words to Britten still apply: 'Write for the cello everything your heart tells you; no matter how difficult.'
Also on the bill is Silvestrov's Third Symphony, which creates new worlds from the ruins of the old, in music of breathtaking originality - the Soviet authorities back in 1966 didn't like that at all. And Janacek's certainties simply power through in a roof-raising orchestral spectacular that's red in both tooth and claw.
Another revelatory evening with the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Jan Vogler cello
Britten: Symphony for cello & orchestra, Op.68
Silvestrov: Symphony No.3 (Eschatophony)
Janacek: Taras Bulba
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