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Inspired by Bach


Bach is the thread running through this concert programme.

  • Composer

    Brahms

  • Conductor

    Rafael Payare

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Event Details

Dates

08 February 2019 19:45

Venue

Ulster Hall - Belfast


Bach arr. Webern Ricercar
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Brahms Symphony No.4

Bach is the thread that runs through this concert programme, opening with Webern’s beautiful arrangement of Bach’s Ricercar, a six-voice fugue from The Musical Offering.


Brahms’s Fourth Symphony sees him draw heavily on his fascination with Bach and the Baroque era. He weaves rhythms, harmonies and variation patterns straight from Bach into a work that is, somehow, entirely Brahmsian in character. And we meet in Schoenberg a composer who loved both Bach and Brahms (he dubbed the latter ‘the Progressive’ in a famous essay); Verklärte Nacht is partly inspired by Brahms, partly by Wagner, and is full of lush and passionate melody.

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