First World War Commemoration Concert

Sunday 12 Oct 2014, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Nicholas Collon conductor

Alisa Weilerstein cello

Elizabeth Watts soprano

Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin

Elgar Cello Concerto

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Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 3, Pastoral

This afternoon’s programme features three masterworks composed within just a few years of each other that meditate upon the appalling carnage of the First World War in strikingly different ways, ranging from Ravel’s tantalising neoclassical restraint and the impassioned nostalgia of Elgar to Vaughan Williams’s haunting eloquence that Holst considered ‘his very essence.’

This concert is part of the Sunday Matinees series