BARTÓK Cantata profana
HAYDN Nelson Mass
François-Xavier Roth conductor
Camilla Tilling soprano
Adèle Charvet mezzo-soprano
Julien Behr tenor
Matthew Rose bass
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra
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Online: Friday 2 February 2018 10am
By Phone: Wednesday 21 February 2018 10am
In Person: Wednesday 21 February 2018 10am
Part of 2018/19 Season
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François-Xavier Roth unites three atmospheric masterpieces by composers at the forefront of modern music in their time – Haydn, Bartók and Ligeti.
These are three composers who translated their surroundings into music in ways never heard before, each bringing a new take to the European tradition.
Ligeti’s Lontano conjures images of ‘long submerged dream worlds of childhood’, with its thundering bass and nails-down-a-chalkboard strings, and has featured in films The Shining and Shutter Island.
Travelling back in time, we reach Bartók’s Cantata profana, a choral work with rich walls of sound and driving rhythms – a secular take on the religious form, and a reflection on the Great Depression – before arriving at Haydn’s Nelson Mass. In the wake of Napoleon’s advance on Austria, this was a ‘Mass for Troubled Times’, which revived the traditional form as a symphonic choral masterpiece.