83. Gweneth Ann Rand: Four Last Songs
20 October 2021, 20:15 - 21:30
We welcome back Gweneth Ann Rand and Simon Lepper, whose 2019 Festival performance of Messiaen’s Harawi was described in The Observer as ‘technically brilliant, verbally agile and expressive’ and was subsequently one of The Guardian’s Top Ten Classical Music Events of 2019. At the heart of their programme are the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss. Written in 1948 when the composer was 84, and never heard by Strauss who died before the premiere, they are among his great achievements and have been a staple of the repertoire ever since. Also included in the programme are an early, romantic set of songs by Schoenberg, and songs by George Crumb and Florence Price.
This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.
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All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.
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The performance duration is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and there will be no interval.
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SEATING AREAS EXPLAINED
Due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and to keep audiences safe, our venues this year will be socially distanced, and our main seating areas have a reduced capacity. We have added two additional seating areas with a limited view of the stage, to allow you to experience our live concerts at a reduced price.
Seating area A (£35): Centre aisle seats, with a clear view of the stage.
Seating area B (£22): Side aisle and back section seats. Some seats may have a reduced view of the stage.
Seating area C (£13): At the back of the church with a reduced view of the stage.
Seating area D (£5): Side chapel or back corner. Please note these seats have no view of the stage.
Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)Breit’ über mein Haupt (Op. 19 no.2)
- Die Nacht (Op. 10 no.3) from 8 Gedichte aus ‘Letzte Blätter’
- Das Rosenband (Op. 36 no.1)
- Wir beide wollen springen
Maude Valérie White (1855 - 1937)So we’ll go no more aroving
Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
George Crumb (b. 1929)
Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Florence Price (1887 - 1953)Night
- My Dream
- Songs to the Dark Virgin