Schoenberg: Reshaping Tradition

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Sun 20 Oct, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
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The London Sinfonietta opens its 2024/25 season with a portrait of one of the most misunderstood pioneers of the early 20th-century avant-garde.

Arnold Schoenberg’s early works, such as his Chamber Symphony of 1906, expanded the lush harmonies of late Romanticism to the extent that it scandalised audiences and incited them to riot at the strange physicality of the sounds they were hearing.

Schoenberg and his pupils, among them Anton Webern, pushed this experiment in chromaticism to its extreme conclusion, eventually doing away with tonality in its entirety in the development of the 12-tone system, also known as serialism or dodecaphony.

This most recent edition in London Sinfonietta’s series of season-opening composer portraits celebrates Schoenberg in his 150th anniversary year.

Performers
  • London Sinfonietta
  • Jonathan Berman conductor
Repertoire
  • Schoenberg: Serenade, Op.24
  • Webern: Symphony, Op.21
  • Schoenberg: Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op.41
  • Interval
  • Schoenberg: 6 Little Pieces, Op.19
  • Lutyens: 6 Tempi for 10 instruments
  • Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No.1, Op.9

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Age recommendation

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Sun 20 Oct, 7.30pm
Approximate run time: 2 hours 15 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

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