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Details

Victoria Hall Methodist Church
Norfolk Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 2JB
England


Programme

Benjamin BrittenSoirées musicales
Edward ElgarChanson de Nuit, Op.15 no.1
Lili BoulangerD'un soir triste
Edward ElgarSymphony no.1 in A flat major, Op.55

Performers

George Morton – Conductor

Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra

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Programme Note

We round off our 74th Concert Series with an evening celebrating music from the 20th century, inspired by twilight, evening and night.

Britten’s sparkling orchestral suite Soirées Musicales, based on Themes by Rossini, gets the evening off to a toe-tapping beginning before we perform Elgar’s somewhat more-calm Chanson de Nuit. Lili Boulanger, the sister of celebrated French composer and pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, completed her sensational D’un Soir Triste only months before her tragic death at the age of just 24. It was, in fact, the last piece of music that Boulanger was able to score by hand, with the writing on the manuscript becomes ever weaker and more indistinct until it’s difficult to make out the notes.

Elgar’s explosive First Symphony was written when he was an already world-famous 51-year-old and was instantly an international hit– the perfect piece to round off our season!

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