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CBSO The Year 1912: Berg and Ravel

 03 May 2012 at 7:30pm 

CBSO The Year 1912: Berg and Ravel

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen conductor
Claire Booth soprano
CBSO Youth Chorus

‘One of Britain’s greatest living artists,’ says The Guardian of Oliver Knussen, ‘he has added beauty to the world.’ Now, in his 60th birthday year, we’re delighted to welcome him back to Birmingham for a concert that tingles with colour. Ravel’s sumptuous homage to Schubert and Berg’s Klimt-like Altenberg-Lieder (both written in 1912), together with Debussy’s gorgeous Nocturnes, provide a stunning setting for Knussen’s own extraordinary Whitman Settings, sung by the magnificent Claire Booth. Join us in celebrating a true living legend.

Maurice Ravel : Valses nobles et sentimentales
Oliver Knussen : Whitman Settings
Alban Berg : Altenberg-Lieder
Claude Debussy : Nocturnes

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