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Seeking New Horizons III: Political Protest

Thursday 25 April 2019, 7.30pm

WAGNER Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser

RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

MANUEL DE FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat

Alexander Shelley Conductor
Vadym Kholodenko Piano
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones Mezzo-soprano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Infused with the rhythms, sounds and smells of his native Spain, Manuel de Falla’s ballet The Three Cornered Hat provides a fitting tribute to Spain. The legend that the violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini sold his soul to the devil in order to become obscenely talented has inspired numerous composers, but the finest variations of the theme is considered to be Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, performed by Vadym Kholodenko. Richard Wagner was no stranger to political controversy yet his music from Tannhäuser offers some of the most tranquil and sublime music ever written.

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For the second half of tonight's concert, we invite you to enjoy an enhanced listening experience using EnCue, a downloadable app that delivers programme notes to your mobile or tablet device. Watch the video below to find out more about how EnCue works. 

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More in the Seeking New Horizons Series:

I:War and Conflict
II: New Discoveries

Ticket information

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15

Booking fees may apply

Cadogan Hall
Sloane Terrace
020 7730 4500