Birtwistle at 80: Fields of Sorrow

The English landscape re-imagined in music

30 May 2014 / 19:30
Milton Court Concert Hall

£10-30 plus booking fee*

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Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
Holst If you love songs 
Lovely venus 
David’s Lament for Jonathan
The Fields of Sorrow
Harrison Birtwistle The Fields of Sorrow
Harrison Birtwistle Melencolia I
Vaugham Williams Flos Campi

Britten Sinfonia
Baldur Bronnimann
Maxim Rysanov viola
Eamonn Dougan director, Britten Sinfonia Voices

Pre-concert performance 6pm
Birtwistle’s The Tree of Strings played by the
Arditti Quartet

A fascinating programme of music which traces three major English composers responses to landscape and national identity. Vaughan Williams’ unique pastoral elegy Flos Campi (Flowers of the Field) explores a landscape of physical and spiritual longing, whilst Holst’s Fields of Sorrow is a cold and bleak emotional journey. Using the same Ausonius text as Holst, Harrison Birtwistle demonstrates a highly individual continuation of the English pastoral tradition that has its roots in the rediscovery of landscape as a creative force.

This event is part of:
Birtwistle at 80 2014
Britten Sinfonia 2013–2014
Milton Court Concert Hall events
All classical music events - 2013–2014 season

Promoted by Britten Sinfonia


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