Seeking New Horizons III: Political Protest | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Seeking New Horizons III: Political Protest | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 19:30

Infused with the rhythms, sounds and smells of his native Spain, Manuel de Falla’s ballet The three-cornered hat, which includes two songs sung by Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, provides a fitting tribute to Spain. The legend that the violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini sold his soul to the devil in order to become obscenely talented has inspired numerous composers, but the finest variations of the theme is considered to be Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, performed by Vadym Kholodenko. Richard Wagner was no stranger to political controversy yet his music from Tannhäuser offers some of the most tranquil and sublime music ever written.

For the second half of tonight's concert, we invite you to enjoy an enhanced listening experience using EnCue, a downloadable app that delivers programme notes to your mobile or tablet device.

Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Three-cornered hat
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)


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