- Enrique Mazzola conductor
- Kinan Azmeh clarinet
‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay, sayeth the Lord’.
Taking his cue from those thunderous words, the young Rachmaninoff hurled himself into the mother of all First Symphonies. Dark, turbulent and burning with unrequited passion, it’s a real gothic melodrama – lost (but later recovered) when its composer fled the Russian Revolution for a life of exile. The concert also features Kinan Azmeh’s jazz-inspired Wedding and the UK premiere of his Clarinet Concerto – music infused with the sounds of his native Syria, and performed tonight by the composer himself.
New release coming to Marquee TV on 18 Feb 2023. The concert will be free to stream for 48 hours and will then be added to the LPO catalogue, available to Marquee TV subscribers.