Music from Dark Times: Barbara Hannigan

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London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, with Barbara Hannigan (soprano).

Intense darkness pervades these four works from the 1930s and '40s:

Anton Webern's Variations for Orchestra, Op 30; Alban Berg's 'Lulu Suite' (Symphonic pieces from the opera 'Lulu'); Bohuslav Martinu's Double Concerto (two string orchestras, piano and percussion); and Béla Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste.