Music of Today – Powerful Monodramas

Who: Philharmonia Orchestra

Where: Purcell Room

When: Thursday 27th September 2018

Info: Two contemporary works for vocalist and ensemble with connections to Schoenberg’s masterpiece, Erwartung. Hans Zender’s Cabaret Voltaire is Frenetic rhythms set against gloomy percussion reflect the almost playful darkness of Ball’s wordless texts, written in response to the spread of conflict in World War I. Phillippe Manoury’s monodrama Blackout is a modern counterpart to Erwartung, written 80 years after Schoenberg’s masterpiece.

Music of Today – Powerful Monodramas

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