Janáček's Glagolitic Mass is an exultant affirmation of the power of love and friendship. 'In the tenor solo I hear a high priest,' Janáček explained, 'in the soprano solo a girlish angel and in the chorus our people.' Each of the five main choral sections is preceded by a thrilling instrumental fanfare, culminating in a lustrous solo organ fantasia before the work's uplifting final section.
More concerts at Royal Festival Hall
May 30 2013, 18:00 - Royal Festival Hall
Professor Jonathan Cross introduces the evening’s programme.
May 30 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Esa-Pekka conducts The Rite of Spring in its centenary performance alongside Debussy's Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Varèse's Amériques
London Autumn-Spring 2013/14
Find out about the Philharmonia's 2013/14 season of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall