Monday 27 August 2012
1.00pm – c2.00pm
Cadogan Hall

  • Claude Debussy

    Sonata for flute, viola and harp (16 mins)
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor
    • Nash Ensemble
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Pierrot lunaire, Op 21 (33 mins)
    • Christine Schäfer Sprechstimme
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor
    • Nash Ensemble

About this event

First a Debussy masterpiece of timeless grace, composed as the Great War raged about his ears. Another of his late sonatas was originally entitled ‘Pierrot fâché avec la lune’ (Pierrot angry with the moon) but Schoenberg’s eerie Expressionist melodrama got there first.

This is music through which Christine Schäfer has been exploiting her virtuosity as a singing actress in a variety of settings. ‘Every time I do this piece,’ she says, ‘I try something new.’

There will be no interval

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