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City of London Festival 2013

Mon 8 Jul 2013 8pm - St Paul's Cathedral, London

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Tenebrae

Tenebrae

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ARVO PÄRT Cantus, in memoriam Benjamin Britten
ANON L’homme armé
JOSQUIN Missa super L’homme armé
BRITTEN Metamorphoses after Ovid
STRAUSS Metamorphosen
BARBER Adagio / Agnus Dei

Gordan Nikolitch violin/director
Emanuel Abbuhl oboe
Tenebrae (Nigel Short conductor)
London Symphony Orchestra

Renewing their stunningly successful artistic partnership, LSO and Tenebrae join forces for another specially conceived Festival highlight. The concert reflects the paradoxes of war and peace and celebrates the transformative power of words and music, opening with Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s exquisite elegy to Benjamin Britten. Britten’s own solo oboe work will be performed in various parts of the Cathedral, interwoven with Josquin’s Missa L'homme armé – one of the most uplifting and famous Renaissance settings of the Mass, based on a crusading ballad, the Armed Man, which was Mediaeval Europe’s most popular song. Then follows Strauss’ Metamorphosen, a profoundly moving response to the destruction of Munich in the Second World War; Samuel Barber’s most popular and expressive work, the Adagio, will be heard in a unique version approved by the composer’s estate for this one-off performance, bringing choir and orchestra together and giving the concert an unforgettable close.


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