Thrilling French fare from the LPO and Juanjo Mena

It seems that French music is en vogue recently. With the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s focus on contemporary Gallic fare last season and the Philharmonia unrolling their ‘City of Light: Paris 1900-1950’ later this month, the London Philharmonic Orchestra made their contribution in a concert of 20th century French repertoire with a Spanish flavour. A lesser-known piece by Pierné rubbed shoulders with some classic works, in an evening only marred by a rather bizarre performance of Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D minor.

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