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An unusual Korngold premiere in London - April 29 2014

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An unusual Korngold premiere in London - April 29 2014

Postby brendan g carroll » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:26 pm

South Bank Centre, London

ORCHESTRA OF ST PAUL'S:
"KORNGOLD, SHOSTAKOVICH AND SHAKESPEARE"
Part of the Classical Season 13/14
Purcell Room, London
Tuesday 29 April 2014

Dmitry Shostakovich: Suite from the Incidental Music to Hamlet, Op.32a

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Shakespeare Songs, Op.29 & Op.31 arr. Ben Palmer for chamber orchestra (World premiere)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Incidental music to Much Ado About Nothing, Op.11 (complete)

Performers:
Orchestra of St Paul's
Ben Palmer conductor
Sarah Gabriel soprano

Korngold's sumptuously romantic incidental music for a 1919 Viennese production of Much Ado About Nothing is partnered with Shostakovich's outrageous and witty 1932 incidental music for Hamlet, written at the same time the composer was working on Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.

This concert also features the first performance of Korngold's beautiful Shakespeare Songs in a new orchestration by Orchestra of St Paul's musical director, Ben Palmer.
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