From Bar­tok to Bern­stein

The Daily Telegraph - Review - - THE CRITICAL LIST - By Ivan Hewett

LON­DON SYM­PHONY ORCHES­TRA

Si­mon Rat­tle re­turns to two of his great loves: the jazz-mod­ernist fu­sion of Stravin­sky and Bern­stein, and the folk-flavoured mu­sic of Bar­tok and Szy­manowski. (If you prefer, you can catch just the jazzy part in a shorter concert on Wed­nes­day.)

Bar­bican, Lon­don EC2

(020 7638 8891), Thurs

THE SIX­TEEN

the kind of wide-rang­ing and mov­ing Christ­mas bill you’d ex­pect, with me­dieval and Re­nais­sance pieces next to ex­quis­ite early-20th­cen­tury mu­sic, plus re­cent works by Ce­cilia McDowall and Joseph Phibbs. St David’s Hall, Cardiff (the­six­teen. com), Sun and tour­ing

JEAN TOUS­SAINT

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