- Paavo Järvi conductor
- Leila Josefowicz violin
Genius enjoys a challenge.
Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto begins with a chord that was supposed to be impossible, though with a violinist as great as Leila Josefowicz (‘Wonderful virtuosity’: The Daily Telegraph), there’s no such thing as unplayable music. Anton Bruckner, meanwhile, was aiming for heaven itself, and the opening melody of his Seventh Symphony came to him in a dream. That was what he said, anyway, but in the hands of guest conductor Paavo Järvi, Bruckner’s mighty climaxes, rapturous visions and soaring Alpine vistas become the deeply moving drama of a human soul in pursuit of a vision beyond words.
Sat 6 Apr 2024, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
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[Leila Josefowicz is] the inevitable go-to violinist when the orchestra is in need of a daring, probing, thinking, dancing, spectacularly virtuosic soloist.
Los Angeles Times