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The Bach Choir: Alexander Nevsky

Thursday May 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Royal Festival Hall, London
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  1. Chichester Psalms - Leonard Bernstein
  2. Agnus Dei - Samuel Barber
  3. Symphonic Dances, from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein
  4. Alexander Nevsky Op 78 - Sergey Prokofiev

Two modern day masterpieces: the War and Peace of 20th century music. Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Alexander Nevsky, which has been described as ‘the greatest movie score ever written’, incorporates folk melodies, the sorrow of the battlefield and a battle on the ice which builds to a spectacular climax. Alongside in this his centenary year, we have Bernstein’s musical depiction of peace and unity using a magical blend of the Christian choral tradition and Hebrew verse. Samuel Barber's solemn Agnus Dei and the musical rush of Bernstein's Symphonic Dances From West Side Story complete our delve into the light and dark of the 20th century.

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