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Nicola Benedetti & Philharmonia Chamber Players

The ever-popular violinist Nicola Benedetti leads a group of soloists from the Philharmonia Orchestra in vivid chamber music inspired by art and poetry.

 

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Sun 26 May3.00 pm
2 hours 0 minutes
Conductor(s):
Performer(s):
  • Philharmonia Chamber Players
  • Nicola Benedetti violin

Programme

Repertoire
  • Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op.70
  • Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht

About this event

When Tchaikovsky visited Florence, he fell in love with the place, its art and its music. His Souvenir de Florence preserves some of the wonder he felt there.

When Schoenberg read ‘Verklärte Nacht’ by the poet Richard Dehmel, he was moved to turn it into a wordless tone-poem, fuelled by his own new-found passion for the woman who later became his wife.

Both composers, writing in a flood of inspiration, chose the luscious sounds of a string sextet for their purposes, creating works that made the most of the ensemble’s capacity for rich harmonies and lavish expression.

Benedetti leads a group of soloists from the Philharmonia Orchestra in a celebration of this irresistible medium.

‘There was an enjoyable balance, too, between the [Philharmonia Chamber] players’ individual musical personalities … so much so that you’d be convinced that this was a long-established chamber group’

The Strad

Venue details

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

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