London Philharmonic Orchestra: Fauré’s Requiem

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Fauré’s Requiem

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 19:30

‘I not only admire, adore and venerate your music, I have been and still am in love with it.’

So Marcel Proust wrote to Gabriel Fauré; and beneath the subtle half-tints and serene melodies of Fauré’s Requiem lie emotions every bit as passionate as those that Proust detected. It’s paired tonight with two 20th century masterpieces by a composer whose flippant image masked a profound religious faith.
James O’Donnell raises the roof in Poulenc’s flamboyant Organ Concerto, and Bertrand de Billy conducts the Seven Tenebrae Responses: a late choral masterpiece by a composer who aspired to ‘an austerity that smells of orange-blossom or jasmine’.

7 répons des ténèbres
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Concerto for organ, strings and timpani in G minor
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)


Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
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