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Impressionism to Spectralism

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


At the start of the 20th century, a ‘big bang’ in music saw composers evolving new melody, harmony, forms and colours. The ripples that spread across the coming century created many different stories, arriving at today's hugely varied styles. Presenter Jonathan Cross joins conductor Thierry Fischer to tell one of these stories, through music, images and video of the time – as composers found fascination with musical colour, and invented a new musical language which still resonates today.

Claude Debussy (arr Sachs) Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune
Varèse Octandre
Gérard Grisey Périodes
Kaija Saariaho Oi Kuu

Sofia Gubaidulina Concordanza
Jonathan Harvey Sringara Chaconne

Thierry Fischer conductor
Jonathan Cross presenter
London Sinfonietta 

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    Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

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