16 - 18 February 2017

Music Is Power


Mendelssohn’s music was notoriously banned in 1936 by a Nazi regime which labelled the Jewish composer “a dangerous accident of musical history”. Hartmann’s Concerto Funebre, dashed off in the autumn of 1939, represents the contrasting hope and hopelessness of a country plunged into war.

Arvo Pärt and Pēteris Vasks use their music as a vehicle for spiritual questioning, to transcendent effect, and Bach’s ebullient E major concerto is a testament to the pure, uplifting joy of melody and harmony.

Together with world-renowned Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova, join us for an exploration of the political, spiritual and emotional power of music.

  • Mendelssohn
    Sinfonia No. 6 in E flat major, MWV N6
  • Arvo Pärt
    Silouan’s Song
  • Hartmann
    Concerto Funebre
  • Mendelssohn
    Sinfonia No. 10 in B minor, MWV N10 Viatore
  • Pēteris Vasks
    Viatore
  • Bach
    Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042

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