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Huw Watkins

Huw Watkins

7.30pm, Monday 13 May 2019
Cadogan Hall

Conductor: Russell Keable

Lyadov
The Enchanted Lake
Huw Watkins
Symphony
Sibelius
Four Legends from the Kalevala

Lyadov’s music inhabits a magical world, peopled with unearthly spirits. The Enchanted Lake grows from a rippling opening theme contrasted with more rhythmic ideas evoking the water nymphs who live there.

Huw Watkins says of his Symphony, written for the Hallé Orchestra who premiered it in 2017, that ‘the overall impression I hope the piece will generate is one of momentum and excitement’.

The vivid orchestration of Sibelius’s Four Legends conjures the atmosphere of the northern forests of the Kalevala, Finland’s great national epic, especially in the haunting second movement, depicting a swan gliding on a dark river – The Swan of Tuonela.