By contrast, Nico Muhly’s Clear Music grows out of a tiny isolated moment – he describes it as an ‘exploration of a single measure’ – from John Taverner’s motet Mater Christi Sanctissima. Enjoy the shifting soundscapes, as the tender cello opening bursts into life with biting rhythms, underpinned by harp and celeste showcasing their full range of expression. Over eight minutes, Clear Music builds in intensity from delicate chimes to powerful, soaring melodies.
This concert is part of the Philharmonia Chamber Players series.
PerformersFabrizio Falasca violin
RepertoireChausson: String Quartet in C minor, Op.35
Xian Zhang conducts two equally characterful works in the evening performance at 7.30pm – Alina Pogostkina performs Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto, while the full might of the Orchestra is deployed in Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.
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