Experience thought provoking music in the beautiful surroundings of the Parthenon Gallery. This opening concert in the British Museum's Europe and the World: a symphony of cultures festival brings together three extraordinary works. Metamorphosen, Richard Strauss’ commentary on the collapse of western civilisation, is performed by the London Sinfonietta in a version for seven instruments. Recital for Cathy, Luciano Berio’s preoccupation with the meaning of codes of western civilisation used in ritual is performed by mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley and London Sinfonietta pianist John Constable. Xnoybis, Scelsi’s intense meditation, opening horizons to Buddhist thought and culture, is performed by violinist Diego Tosi.
Luciano Berio Recital for Cathy
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen
Giacinto Scelsi Xnoybis
Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
Diego Tosi violin
John Constable piano
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Part of Europe and the World at the British Museum
The festival is organised by the British Museum and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and made possible by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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