Associate Artists Pop Up Unplugged events - in 2016 and 2017, while the Music Hall is being transformed, we are running events as part of our Stepping Out programme which includes concerts and events at His Majesty’s Theatre, The Lemon Tree, and venues around the city.
Brahms Sextet No.1 in B flat major, Op. 18
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Richard Dehmel’s poem, Verklärte Nacht,depicts two lovers walking through a shadowy forest. By the light of the moon, the woman reveals a dark secret: she is carrying another man’s child. Schoenberg’s dramatic, emotionally-charged setting of the poem caused controversy at its 1902 premiere, due not only to its taboo subject matter but the actual notes, too - his forward-thinking harmonic palette was met with outrage. Today, the piece is celebrated as one of the composer’s most melodic and accessible pieces - dark, tense, atmospheric, chromatic and dramatic in equal measure.
Brahms’ sextet is quite simply a stunning piece of music. Its second movement, regularly used in film and TV, contains some of the most beautiful chamber music written for strings.
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