Adams, Ravel: LSO/Adams ****
Barbican Hall, 29th October 2015
The green-eyed monster clambers onto my shoulder when I’m editing, salivating over concerts my reviewers attend. Rebecca Lentjes described the première of John Adams’ Scheherazade.2 so vividly in her New York review that I wished I’d been there. Contemporary music can be fleeting. How many new works have I heard that never surface again? Not so with Scheherazade.2. Subsequent performances have popped up around the globe and this UK première, given by the LSO conducted by the composer, is the fourth to be reviewed by Bachtrack. Nine further performances are in our concert-finder for 2016 already.
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