Two great musical traditions, and two distinct ways of hearing the universe. Sir Simon Rattle journeys from Schubert to Ravel, by way of Dutilleux, Debussy and Gustav Mahler.
‘As long as autumn lasts, I hardly have colours enough to paint so much beauty …’ Two wanderers, Schubert and Mahler, reach out to each other across a century of German romanticism. Debussy plays games in the twilight, Ravel dances at daybreak, and Barbara Hannigan dives deep into Henri Dutilleux’s heartbreakingly lovely songs.
Hannigan has been called ‘the coolest soprano around’, and few singers can find their way more surely to the heart of the matter – in this case, Dutilleux’s profoundly moving meditation on life, memory and art. Sir Simon Rattle pivots the whole concert around that moment, travelling from the dark landscapes of Schubert and Mahler to the radiance and sensuality of Debussy and Ravel: the climax to a beautifully conceived sonic journey.
This concert has been rescheduled, with a revised programme.
The performance is expected to finish around 9.00pm, including a 20 minute interval.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
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Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.