An Alpine Symphony


  • Tania León New work (UK premiere)* (15’)
  • Grieg Piano Concerto (30’)
    R Strauss An Alpine Symphony (51’)


  • Edward Gardner conductor
  • Alexandra Dovgan piano

Waterfalls, glaciers, an ear-splitting storm – spectacular isn’t the word for Strauss’s Alpine Symphony.

No composer tells a story quite like Richard Strauss – or paints a picture in more fabulous sounds. So when he set out to depict the majesty of the Bavarian Alps, the results are … well, hear for yourself as Edward Gardner and a specially-enlarged LPO conquer the summit of Strauss’s mighty Alpine Symphony. Waterfalls, glaciers, an ear-splitting storm – spectacular isn’t the word. But first, enjoy the fresh Nordic melodies of Grieg’s famous Piano Concerto, played by a true rising star, and experience musical history in the making with a brand new work by LPO Composer-in-Residence Tania León.

Fri 21 Feb 2025, 7.30pm

London, Royal Festival Hall

Tickets £7 - £70

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*Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra.


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