Six pieces for piano duet
Hier ist friede Op 4 No 5
String Quartet No 2
“Decadent and dripping with passion” – that’s how Barbara Hannigan describes tonight’s programme of late romanticism. Love, loss and longing abound in these pieces infused with deeply rich harmonies and sensuous orchestral textures, culminating in Schoenberg’s iconic Second String Quartet which market his musical journey from tradition towards the beckoning intrigues of dissonance.
In Conversation – 6.30pm Cambridge
Members of Britten Sinfonia discuss tonight’s programme with Prof. John Rink (University of Cambridge).