Barbican Concerts

Michael Tilson Thomas on Debussy

NB Change of programme

Thu 2 Feb 2012 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

Overview

Anne Sofie von Otter

Anne Sofie von Otter

DEBUSSY Danse sacrée et danse profane
WEILL/BRECHT Seven Deadly Sins
DEBUSSY orch Robin Holloway En Blanc et Noir
DEBUSSY La mer

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano
Bryn Lewis harp
Synergy Vocals
London Symphony Orchestra

Danse sacrée et danse profane was originally composed to showcase the newly developed chromatic harp. Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins is a satirical ballet chanté (sung ballet) with libretto by Bertolt Brecht that tells the story of the split personality of two sisters – Anna I, a singer, and Anna II, a dancer. Debussy’s impressionistic En blanc et noir (In white and black) was originally composed for two pianos, while La mer is an ambient, rich depiction of the ever-changing face of the sea.

DIE SIEBEN TODSÜNDEN (Seven Deadly Sins)
Ballet chanté in nine scenes
Music by Kurt Weill
Text by Bertolt Brecht

Change of programme
Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane replaces Last Pieces (orch. Knussen) as listed in some earlier publications.


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