Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Rhapsody

Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
Ravel
Piano Concerto in G
Ravel
Suite, Mother Goose
Bartók
Suite, The Miraculous Mandarin
Gilbert Varga
conductor
Louis Schwizgebel
piano

In Hungary, they like their music spicy. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin was considered so racy that it was actually banned in the 1920s – but returning guest-conductor Gilbert Varga has Hungarian blood, and tonight he conducts the suite, live and uncensored.

Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody sets things fizzing, before Leeds International Piano Competition prize-winner Louis Schwizgebel brings all his poetry and panache to Ravel’s dreamy Piano Concerto – music born under the Basque sun. Before things overheat, we’ll take a trip to Mother Goose’s enchanted garden: musical fairy tales for boys and girls of all ages.

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