RUSH HOUR #5: ROMANTICS

Thursday
15
March
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo i
RUSH HOUR #5: ROMANTICS
Berlioz Cléopâtre
Schumann Symphony No.3 'Rhenish'
Jonathan Berman Conductor
Maribeth Diggle Mezzo soprano
Schumann once wrote, admiringly, that Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique was ‘written with drops of blood’. Both composers were ardent Romantics, eager to transplant their very souls into music. Both were entranced by all Beethoven had achieved whilst eager to prove themselves and outstep his shadow. You sense this in these works.

One hears young Berlioz’s own longing for recognition in Cleopatra’s appeal to the Gods for exaltation. Meanwhile, Schumann embarks on his own pastoral symphony, all the while seeking to detour from the path first trodden by Beethoven.
 

We regret to inform you that due to illness Justina Gringytė is unable to perform as previously listed. However, we are eternally grateful to Maribeth Diggle for stepping in at such short notice. Find out more about Maribeth here



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This concert is free with no ticket required.

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