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Transfigured Night

Strauss, Brahms, Schoenberg

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£7.50 / £6.50 / Under 16s free (2 per paying adult)
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Brahms             Sextet No.1 in B flat major, Op. 18
Schoenberg      Verklärte Nacht


Richard Dehmel’s poem, Verklärte Nacht, depicts two lovers walking through a shadowy forest. By the light of the moon, the woman reveals a dark secret: she is carrying another man’s child. Schoenberg’s dramatic, emotionally-charged setting of the poem caused controversy at its 1902 premiere, due not only to its taboo subject matter but the actual notes, too – his forward-thinking harmonic palette was met with outrage. Today, the piece is celebrated as one of the composer’s most melodic and accessible pieces – dark, tense, atmospheric, chromatic and dramatic in equal measure.

Brahms’ sextet is quite simply a stunning piece of music. Its second movement, regularly used in film and TV, contains some of the most beautiful chamber music written for strings.


Full tour dates

22 July      Aros, Skye
23 July      The Tolbooth, Stirling
24 July      Music at Paxton
3 Oct        Perth Concert Hall, Perth
4 Oct        The Brunton, Musselburgh
5 Oct        Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow
6 Oct        Community Hall, Boat of Garten
7 Oct        Underdog, Aberdeen
9 Oct        Wigmore Hall, London

Perth Concert Hall, Perth

Mon 3 Oct 2016 at 1:00 pm

Mill Street, Perth, Scotland PH1 5HZ United Kingdom