We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Learn more here. x

Death speaks | Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano) and Andrey Lebedev (guitar)

When
Thursday June 28, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Where
Barts Pathology Museum, London
Tickets
£15
Book Online Book by Email
No tickets "at the door"
  1. Death speaks - David Lang
  2. Der Tod und das Mädchen D 531 - Franz Schubert
  3. Dido's lament, from Dido and Aeneas Z 626 - Henry Purcell
  4. Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin BWV 1004 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. Kafka Fragments Op 24 - György Kurtág
  6. Gertrude Fragments, for mezzo-soprano and guitar - Brett Dean
  7. Le Gibet, from Gaspard de la nuit - Maurice Ravel

In Death speaks, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang gives Death a human voice.

Premiered alongside his acclaimed the little match girl passion, this haunting song cycle continues its moving comparison between the worlds of the living and the dead. With lyrics drawn solely from the songs of Franz Schubert, who personified Death numerous times, Lang "connects the dots between Romantic morbidity and emo rock" (The New York Times). Death speaks is paired with songs and instrumental numbers by Dowland, Ravel, JS Bach, Kurtág and Jonny Greenwood, as well as by Schubert himself.

The performers include two City Music Foundation Artists, Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano) and Andrey Lebedev (guitar), as well as Iona Allan (violin) and Joe Havlat (piano). Not often open to the public, The Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London, is a Grade II Listed Medical Museum situated at the top of St Bartholomew’s Hospital; it houses over 5000 medical specimens displayed over 3 mezzanine levels.

Part of a day of music presented by City Music Foundation at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, also including Lunchtime Recital: Abner Jairo Ortiz Garcia (cello) and Jazz in the Hospital Square (4pm-6pm)

Ticket includes refreshments; doors open 7.15pm


Venue
Barts Pathology Museum
24 West Smithfield
London
London
EC1A 7BE
England
This advertisement was submitted by City Music Foundation.
Print or Save this concert's QR code



Disclaimer: We endeavour to supply full and accurate information but cannot be held responsible for any errors.
Please check with the ticket vendor before you purchase your ticket. PLEASE REPORT BAD CONTENT

©2018 Concert Diary Ltd. The interactive Concert Guide specialising in listings for Opera, Ballet and Classical Music Concerts.