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CANCELLED - Late romanticism to modernism

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 17/3/2020 - Following the latest advice from the Government, it is with much regret that Southbank Centre has taken the decision to close all of its venues with immediate effect. Therefore we are sorry to say this event has been cancelled. Please contact Southbank Centre to organise a refund for your ticket and for further information.

The story of the evolution of new sounds in music across the 20th and into the 21st centuries continues. Presenter Jonathan Cross joins conductor David Atherton to tell another story of music across the past 100 years, through music and video of the era, as composers evolved a new musical language following the end of musical romanticism. Affected by the hugely turbulent century, artists of all kinds created a ‘modernist’ movement whose effects are still being embraced – or rejected – today

Arnold Schoenberg (arr Greissle) Five Pieces for Orchestra (1909)
Pierre Boulez Dérive 1 (1985)
Elizabeth Lutyens Six Tempi (1957)
Anton Webern Quartet Op 22 (1930)
Gyorgy Ligeti Melodien (1971)
Sir Harrison Birtwistle Cantus Iambeus (2009) 

David Atherton conductor
Jonathan Cross presenter
London Sinfonietta

In association with 2020 Vision


This concert is supported by Lark Music, The Marchus Trust and The RVW Trust.



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