Lutoslawski’s Cello Concerto
- Kirill’s Back!
Our PC Kirill Karabits is back at the helm and in fantastic form. His last concerts with the BSO earned rave reviews and he’s really excited about performing Lutoslawski’s unique concerto. Listen to his thoughts here.
- Mighty Johannes
Johannes Moser is one of the very finest cellists on the scene today and a genuinely nice guy to boot! Enjoy a world-class musician on your doorstep. Have a look at Johannes tackling Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1, which he’ll be performing with us in Exeter too, and you’ll see what we mean!
- Historic Ties
We’ve got a special connection to this piece. The BSO gave the world premiere of this concerto way back in 1970 with Mstislav Rostropovich the soloist. It was an instant success: “…the work is full of exquisitely imagined sounds and nuances, and gives much scope to Rostropovich’s extraordinary range of colour and articulation on the cello” (The Times, October 1970)
- Celebrate With Us
The concert is part of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Bicentenary week, celebrating 200 years of landmark musical contributions. The RPS commissioned the Cello Concerto from Lutoslawski and you can find out all about it in a sepcial pre-concert talk with Johannes Moser (free to ticket-holders!). Discover more about the RPS’s celebrations here.
- What Sounds!
You’ll be genuinely amazed by what the cello is capable of. From weird ethereal slides to frenzied bursts of pure passion, the unique soundscape of this piece will transport you to another world. Hear an excerpt of the opening here.
Hope to see you there!
23 January 2013 – Lighthouse, Poole. Find out more here.