Orchestra of Opera North: Music of Consequence

Wagner, Ravel and Shostakovich

24 Jan 2019

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Few pieces demonstrate the effects of war more starkly than Ravel’s Piano Concerto in D major, written for the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm in World War I.

This extraordinary work will be performed by award-winning French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, a renowned exponent of Ravel’s music who makes his Kirklees debut alongside conductor Christoph Altstaedt.

Sandwiching the concerto are Shostakovich’s 15th and final symphony, and Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde. Shostakovich’s 15th is a profound piece where nothing is quite as it seems. Quotations from other musical works litter the symphony, none more poignantly than the leitmotif from Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde.

Talking Music begins at 6.40pm

Price
Tickets from £13 | Concessions available
Venue
  • Huddersfield Town Hall

Concessions
16 and under: £1
17-29 ‘Give it a Go’: £4
Concession: £11-£24

Conductor
Christoph Altstaedt

Piano
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Programme

Wagner Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Ravel Piano Concerto in D major
Shostakovich Symphony No. 15

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This event is part of the Kirklees Concert Season 2018/19. View the full season brochure or listen to the audio brochure.

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