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Proms 2013 Prom 8: Britten, Lutosławski & Thomas Adès

Prom 8: Britten, Lutosławski & Thomas Adès
Prom 8: Britten, Lutosławski & Thomas Adès
19:30 Wed 17 Jul 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Thomas Adès conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Christianne Stotijn and Simon Keenlyside in the world premiere of his Totentanz, a work inspired by a mural destroyed in the Second World War bombing of Lübeck. Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto complete a programme of remembrance and survival.
Thomas Adès conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Christianne Stotijn and Simon Keenlyside in the world premiere of his Totentanz, a work inspired by a mural destroyed in the Second World War bombing of Lübeck. Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto complete a programme of remembrance and survival.

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Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem opens a programme of testimony and remembrance. Paul Watkins is the soloist in Lutosławski’s bleak and beautiful Cello Concerto, composed for and dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich in a period of violent protest and political repression in Poland.

Thomas Adès conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and soloists Christianne Stotijn and Simon Keenlyside in the world premiere of his Totentanz, a commission in memory of Lutosławski, which sets an anonymous 15th-century text that accompanied a frieze destroyed when Lübeck’s Marienkirche was bombed in the Second World War.

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