The Bernhard Suite at Cadogan Hall

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The Bernhard Suite at Cadogan Hall

  • Thu 5 Jun 2014
  • 7:30PM
Imported 1966
Imported 1966

Cadogan Hall

5 Sloane TerraceLondon SW1X 9DQ


T +44 020 7730 4500

Roger O’Donnell (The Cure)’s collaboration with Adam Donen, inspired by author Thomas Bernhard, is the centrepiece of a programme exploring ‘translations’ from literature to music. Rich in contrasts and highly emotional, the 55-minute Bernhard Suite depicts the struggle to reassert a harmonious, lyrical language over a ‘broken’ world. Following a celebrated German premiere, it is performed by the world-renowned Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn on their first UK visit.

Celebrated Russian soloist Anna Zassimova performs stirring piano works and is joined by legendary four-octave countertenor Ernesto Tomasini to present Donen’s Lorca Songs, and by Lore Lixenberg to explore Spengler’s hauntingly delicate interpretation of French symbolist poet Mallarmé.

Donen                    Ballade
Spengler                 Hommage à Mallarmé
Roslaves                 Five Preludes
Catoire                   Poème No. 1
Donen                    Poems after Lorca
Donen & O’Donnell  The Bernhard Suite (UK premiere)
Anna Zassimova   piano
Ernesto Tomasini  countertenor
Lore Luxenberg    mezzo-soprano
Fawzi Haimor       conductor

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