28 May 2015, Royal Festival Hall, London
An exploration of nostalgic yearning and the triumphant fulfilment of love climaxes the City of Light series. Lamentation at lost love in the solo flute’s magical evocation of the amorous God Pan introduces Debussy’s early Wagner-inspired cantata based on Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s mystic poem of love dreams. Fulfilment comes with Messiaen’s gargantuan Song of Love, a celebration... read more
Thursday 28 May 2015, 7.30pm
City Of Light: Turangalîla-Symphonie
Royal Festival Hall, London
In this film, Katy Woolley introduces her instrument - the horn.
Nicholas Stuart studied composition under Richard Causton at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he graduated with first class honours. Scholarships from the Conservatoire and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust allowed him to subsequently pursue a Masters, for which he was awarded a distinction. In 2008 a grant from the Erasmus foundation allowed him to spend a semester studying at the Krakow Academy...
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