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In Memoriam

Patrick Bailey introduces some of the pieces in our 15/16 season that focus on remembrance and redemption.

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Royal Festival Hall 2015/16

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Minimum age

7.30pm concerts are not recommended for children of five years and under, and Southbank Centre staff reserve the right to refuse entry to young children for these events. We recommend our FUNharmonics concerts for children.

A German Requiem

Eschenbach conducts Brahms

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) (1943 version)*
Brahms A German Requiem

Christoph Eschenbach conductor
Sarah Tynan soprano
Matthias Goerne baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra

In 1857, encouraged by his mentor Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms began work on his choral masterpiece A German Requiem. Schumann hoped Brahms would deliver ‘wonderful glimpses of the spirit world’, and he wasn’t disappointed. What Brahms created was a Requiem unlike any other: a piece that carried the gift of spiritual comfort rather than the threat of impending judgment, conveying the weight of Germany’s cultural tradition in the process.

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Brahms’s A German Requiem here, after a performance of Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Verklärte Nacht is based on a controversial poem by Richard Dehmel, telling the story of a woman confessing her infidelity to her lover. The moonlit forest location of this discussion contrives to give Schoenberg a backdrop upon which to base his harmonically rich, late-Romantic style in this work, one of the first to give him widespread attention.

*Please note a change to the piece from originally advertised.

 

Are you a student or under 26?

You can benefit from discounted tickets to this concert through our NOISE scheme. Students are eligible for £4 tickets and under 26 year olds are eligible for £8 tickets (ID required). 

Call the box office on 0207 840 4242 for details and to book tickets (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).

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