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Nick performing with Cambridge Philharmonic Society

Post  Sarah on Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:42 pm

Saturday 23rd May 2009 − 7.30pm West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge


STRAUSS: Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils
RACHMANINOV: The Miserly Knight: Scene 2
WALTON: Symphony No. 1
Conductor: Timothy Redmond
Soloist: Nicholas Garrett (Bass baritone)

Rachmaninov’s one act opera The Miserly Knight, a setting of one of Pushkin’s Little Tragedies, was composed around the time of the celebrated Second Symphony (the two works even share a musical motif). Brooding and dark in character, the second scene is an extraordinary soliloquy for baritone and orchestra in which the miser of the title gloats over his fortune.

“As set to music…this 25-minute study in abnormal psychology is a tour de force for poet, composer and performer alike, unquestionably Rachmaninov’s finest operatic achievement.” (Richard Taruskin)

Walton’s powerful First Symphony was written whilst the composer was in the throes of a tempestuous relationship. An overwhelming emotional power underpins the entire work and the symphony secured Walton’s reputation as one of Europe’s leading composers.

Booking information
£15 adults, £8 children + students

Arts Theatre Box Office: 01223 503333
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