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Orchestra of the Swan: Nicholas Daniel plays Strauss

When
Friday May 17, 2019 at 19:30
Where
The Courtyard, Hereford
Tickets
£21
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  1. Pavane pour une infante défunte - Maurice Ravel
  2. Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in D AV144 - Richard Strauss
  3. Metamorphosen - Richard Strauss
  4. Le tombeau de Couperin - Maurice Ravel

We welcome the City of Birmingham’s associate conductor, Michael Seal – “one of the CBSO’s best-kept secrets” – to direct a concert that illustrates the differing ways two twentieth-century composers approached and portrayed death. As depressing as this may sound, it makes for some of the most glorious music ever written – Ravel’s beautiful “evocation of a pavane that a little princess [infanta] might, in former times, have danced at the Spanish court” being a perfect example. Richard Strauss’ heart-rending Metamorphosen for twenty-three strings – an elegy for the destruction of culture, written at the end of both the Second World War and the composer’s life (as was the Oboe Concerto) – though, will be hard to surpass.

Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm


Venue
The Courtyard
Edgar Street
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 9JR
England
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