Saturday 5 October 2019 1:00PM
Inside the Score: Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire
This concert is part of CAVATINA U25s, a free ticket scheme for young people aged 8-25 years old. Please call the Box Office on 020 7935 2141 and quote “CAVATINA U25s” to book.
This concert will be approximately 1 hour 30 minutes in duration, without an interval
Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.
The Alban Berg Ensemble Wien and soprano Magdalena Anna Hofmann join writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley to explore Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. This visually and musically illustrated lecture-recital looks in depth at the unique fusion of cabaret, song cycle and chamber music in the composer’s 1912 masterpiece. As well as breadth, Schoenberg achieved marked concision in these 21 settings of Albert Giraud’s poems about a sad, sadistic clown. With the help of projections and musical examples from the stage, this event looks beyond the work’s nightmarish atmosphere to reveal its motifs and methods.