Look to the future as the London Philharmonic Orchestra performs past and present works, broadcast online from the Royal Festival Hall.
Life comes at you fast.
In 1720, Vivaldi composes a dazzling overture for a carnival.
In 1820, after two decades of war and revolution, Louis Spohr salutes his hero Beethoven in a symphony that pulses with drama.
In 1920, Arthur Honegger watches sunrise over the Swiss Alps, and Arthur Bliss throws a riotous cocktail party.
2020 hasn’t been quite what anyone expected, either: and while the London Philharmonic Orchestra can’t (yet) end its 2020 Vision series the way it planned, with Sir James MacMillan’s new Christmas Oratorio, it’s finishing with a musical tale of hope shattered – and then restored – from one of Britain’s most original living composers.
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