Powerhouse conductor Valery Gergiev, the Edinburgh International Festival’s Honorary President, brings the London Symphony Orchestra to the festival for what promises to be a fascinating four-concert residency.
Szymanowski’s Third Symphony is one of the composer’s most admired and most sumptuous works, an intoxicating creation for tenor soloist, choir and orchestra that describes the soul’s communication with God during a starlit Persian night. Evoking the subtle colours of Debussy, Ravel and Scriabin, its shimmering orchestral textures convey the mysteries of the supernatural in iridescent, ecstatic music.
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev Conductor
Toby Spence Tenor
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Master
Brahms Symphony No 3
Brahms Variations on a theme by Haydn
Szymanowski Symphony No 3 ‘Song of the Night’