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Spotlight Series: Strings

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 1.15pm

GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings

NIELSEN Little Suite for Strings, Op.1

BARBER Adagio for Strings

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings, Op.48

Duncan Riddell Director

Strings of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Concluding the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s autumn Spotlight Series, we focus on the luscious sounds of a full string orchestra. Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American composer George Walker’s moving Lyric for Strings, originally entitled ‘Lament’, precedes Nielsen’s elegiac Little Suite, an early work that announced the talents of the great Danish composer. The second half of the programme features two ever-popular works – Barber’s timeless, stirring Adagio for Strings and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, a work inspired by Mozart and described by the composer as written ‘from the heart’.

Generously supported by the Cadogan Estate.

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