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London Philharmonic Orchestra: Fauré’s Requiem

When
Saturday January 18, 2020 at 19:30
Where
Royal Festival Hall, London
Tickets
£46-£14, premium seats £65
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  1. 7 répons des ténèbres - Francis Poulenc
  2. Concerto for organ, strings and timpani in G minor - Francis Poulenc
  3. Requiem Op 48 - Gabriel Fauré

‘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’.


Venue
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London
London
SE1 8XX
England
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