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Poem of Ecstasy | Oxford Symphony Orchestra

Saturday March 16, 2019 at 19:30
Oxford Town Hall, Oxford
£16, over 60s £14, accompanied under 16s free, students aged 16-25 and those in receipt of benefits £5
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  1. La forêt enchantée - Vincent d'Indy
  2. Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra - Frederick Delius
  3. La muse et le poète, for violin, cello and orchestra Op 132 - Camille Saint-Saëns
  4. The Poem of Ecstasy Op 54 - Alexander Scriabin

Vincent d'Indy's atmospheric légende-symphonique 'The Enchanted Forest' is inspired by an epic German ballad and owes more to Wagner than his own Gallic roots. Delius too was a master of the expressive moment and his Double Concerto is a work of intense lyricsm. Benjamin Nabarro (violin), praised for his concerto performances, and Gemma Rosefield (cello), described as 'a mesmerising musical treasure' also perform the attractive duo by Saint-Saëns.

Scriabin's The Poem of Ecstasy, first heard in 1908, is diverse and fluid in its mood and lavish in its orchestration. Described by Henry Miller as 'like a bath of ice, cocaine and rainbows' it was broadcast in 1961 by the Soviet authorities to celebrate the launch of the first manned space craft to orbit the earth.

Oxford Town Hall
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