Mahler & Monteverdi

St John's Church, Waterloo, London

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Sat 14th Jul 2018

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Where:St John's Church, Waterloo, London SE1 8TY
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:19:30 - 21:30
Admission:£16, £11 (concessions) on the door or through:

About the event

Monteverdi: Hor ch'el ciel e la terra (arr. P Fender)
Mahler: Symphony No.6

Philharmonia Britannica
Peter Fender, conductor

The wonderfully sonorous sound of a section of Monteverdi's groundbreaking 8th book of Madrigals precedes Mahler's mammoth 6th symphony. Nicknamed 'The Tragic' it contains a large orchestral 'hammer' which is supposed to represent the 'hammer of fate'. Certainly the end of the piece is dark, and it has even been described as "the first nihilistic work in the history of music". Yet there are sections of enormous joy: as often with Mahler one is taken through a vast gamut of emotions! According to Tom Service it is "the most surreal, sonically imaginative and emotionally disturbing [symphony] of them all."

NB When purchasing tickets, concessions = unwaged, i.e. you are not in full-time employment.

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