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Aldeburgh Festival: Les Illuminations: Britten Sinfonia picture

Sat 8th Jun at 8:00pm - 10:10pm

Britten Sinfonia

@ Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh

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Aldeburgh Festival: Les Illuminations: Britten Sinfonia

Tippett - Fantasia Concertante on a theme of Corelli
Judith Weir - I give you the end of a golden string (world premiere*)
Britten - Les Illuminations
Britten orch. Colin Matthews - Three Songs for Les Illuminations
Bartók - Music for Strings Percussion and Celeste

In Britten’s Rimbaud songs the sensuality of the texts is matched in agile, feverish music for strings which trembles, shimmers and seduces. The French soprano Sandrine Piau, who premiered Colin Matthews’ completion of Britten’s three additional Rimbaud songs, makes her Aldeburgh debut.

Judith Weir, citing Tippett’s work as a model, sets a small group of soloists against a larger body of strings in the style of a baroque concerto grosso. Bartok’s masterpiece weaves its magic from threads of folk music, sprightly dance rhythms and a compelling ‘night music’ episode that conjures an atmosphere of fantasy and dreams.

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Venue Facts

Venue: Snape Maltings Concert Hall


Address:
Snape Bridge
Aldeburgh
IP17 1SP 52.163990, 1.495698

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Website: aldeburgh.co.uk

Phone: 01728 687110