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Faculty of Music


6.30pm, In Conversation

Barbara Hannigan in Focus II: Songs of Vienna

Britten Sinfonia
Barbara Hannigan, soprano

R Strauss Dance from Capriccio (1941)
Schoenberg Six pieces for piano duet
Berg Hier ist friede Op. 4 No. 5
Chausson Chanson Perpetuelle
Johann Strauss arr. Schoenberg Lagunen Walzer
Mahler Piano Quartet
Schoenberg String Quartet No. 2

“Decadent and dripping with passion” – that’s how Barbara Hannigan describes tonight’s programme of late romanticism. Love, loss and longing abound in these pieces infused with deeply rich harmonies and sensuous orchestral textures, culminating in Schoenberg’s iconic Second String Quartet which marked his musical journey from tradition towards the beckoning intrigues of dissonance.

TICKETS: £15, £25, £30 (students £5) available from Cambridge Corn Exchange. Web:; tel: 01223 357851

Saturday, 2 May, 2015 - 19:30 to 22:30
Event location: 
7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall