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Tippett The Rose Lake
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel – selection
Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major
Earnest meets eccentric as Sir Andrew Davis leads us through Beethoven’s self-described “little” Eighth Symphony , a seemingly light-hearted romp, with a quirky sense of humour. The Symphony’s duality complements the serious nature of Tippett’s Senegal-inspired The Rose Lake, complete with its shimmering textures and sky-bound melodies, one of his final works, heard here twenty-five years after his death. The programme is completed by music from Humperdinck’s whimsical opera Hansel and Gretel, which sketches out the playfully unsettling fairy tale with charmingly folky tunes and glorious orchestration.
Images credit Mark McNulty