Time becomes Space / Belief and Beyond Belief: Ideology

Friday 28th Apr 2017 - 7.30pm

From Johann Sebastian Bach to Richard Strauss, this concert features the London Philharmonic Orchestra performing works inspired by faith and seeking transcendence.

‘And the soul, unguarded, yearns to fly free…’ At the end of a long life, Richard Strauss gazed calmly into the sunset.

No composer has ever left a more poignant final word than Strauss in his Four Last Songs – or bade farewell with such ravishing beauty. They’re the only possible way for John Mauceri and soprano Angel Blue to end a whole concert of music that strives for transcendence, from Schoenberg’s exquisite homage to Bach and Hindemith’s musical vision of the miracles of St Francis, to the radiant climax of Wagner’s Parsifal. Music to take you to another world: as Wagner himself put it, ‘here time becomes space’.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
John Mauceri conductor
Angel Blue soprano

Repertoire

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV.552 orch. Schoenberg
Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione Suite
Interval
Wagner: Excerpts from Parsifal, Act 3 arr. Stokowski
R Strauss: Four Last Songs

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