Program Books/London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor/London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor Program


Hector BERLIOZ (1803–1869) Overture: Le Corsaire
Hannah KENDALL (b. 1984) The Spark Catchers

Sparks and Strikes
Molten Madness
Beneath the Stars/In the Silver Sheen
The Matchgirls’ March

Jean SIBELIUS (1865–1957) Symphony No. 7 in C major

Adagio – Vivacissimo – Adagio – Allegro molto moderato – Vivace – Presto – Adagio


Béla BARTÓK (1881–1945) The Miraculous Mandarin – Suite

Introduction (street noises); the commands of the hoodlums directed to the girl
The girl’s first inviting gestures, in response to which the old gentleman appears; in the end, he is thrown out by the hoodlums
The girl’s second inviting gestures, upon which appears the young lad, who is also thrown out
The girl’s third inviting gestures; the Mandarin appears
The girl’s seductive dance before the Mandarin
The Mandarin catches up with the girl after an ever wilder chase

Maurice RAVEL (1875–1937) La Valse