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Love and Transfiguration

  • Church of St Andrew 5 St Andrew St London, EC4A 3AF (map)


Berlioz - Romeo and Juliet Part 2, Scene 1: Romeo Seul - Tristesse - Bruits Lontaines de Concert et de Bal - Grande Fête chez Capulets

Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

Strauss - Tod und Verklärung op.24

In this short but intense concert, the Fidelio Orchestra will take you through some of the summits of post-romantic music. We’ll explore the way in which Tristan’s Prelude - one of the most accomplished and discussed pieces of all times - is modelled very closely on Berlioz’s monumental Romeo and Juliet. From the impossible love of Tristan, Isolde, Romeo and Juliet to the heavenly elevation of the dying artist of Death and Transfiguration, one of Strauss’ early tone poems, we’ll shed light on the dramas affecting these characters, which this music depicts so visually. All will be accompanied by a whole new selection of food and drinks, as it is standard for our large symphonic concerts.

Earlier Event: May 30
How do you Russia?
Later Event: July 15
Lucky Thirteen