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Aldeburgh Music: Snape Proms 2015

Antonio Pappano conducts Schumann and Strauss

7:30 PM, ​ Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Schumann Overture, Manfred
Schumann Symphony No. 4
Strauss Four Last Songs
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

Antonio Pappano conductor
Emma Bell soprano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

In a special one-off performance, Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House, conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme of richly beautiful music. In eschewing breaks between movements and treating the symphony as a continuous journey, Schumann’s Fourth represented a radical development, rewarding listeners with its overarching integrity and rich melodic development.

Meanwhile in Richard Strauss we see a composer whose long life straddled unthinkable upheavals: his sparkling fin-de-siècle tone poem depicting the merry adventures of a medieval hero seems to come from a different world to his last set of orchestral songs, written after the annihilation of the civilisation Strauss had known and overwhelming in their beauty and nostalgia.

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