Barbara Hannigan in Focus II: Songs of Vienna - Britten Sinfonia

Barbara Hannigan in Focus II: Songs of Vienna

Bradford on Avon Cambridge
01 – 02 May 2015

R Strauss

Ständchen

Schoenberg

Six pieces for piano duet

Berg

Hier ist friede Op 4 No 5

Chausson

Chanson perpétuelle

Johann Strauss arr. Schoenberg

Lagunen

Mahler

Piano Quartet

Schoenberg

String Quartet No 2

Artists

Summary

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).

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