|London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor
|Festive Overture in A major Op. 96
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major Op. 100
|London Symphony Orchestra maintains a great reputation in the artistic world. At our festival concert it will perform the works of two contemporaries Igor Stravinsky and Sergey Prokofiev, both campaigners for new poetics of the 20th century music. Prior to his emigration Stravinsky composed three principal ballet scores: fair burlesque in four scenes Petrushka is the second one of them. The calm, almost idyllic atmosphere of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 does not imply that it originated during the horrors of the WWII.
Valery Gergiev returns for the third time to the stage of the BMF. It sounds almost incredible that more than three decades have passed since he presented himself in Bratislava at the outset of his brilliant career on October 7, 1980 at the rostrum of young performers in the frame of the BMF, then called Interpodium. He visited BMF again in 2010.