WELCOME! The new Festivals.com is now live. Our goal is simple: to have a one-stop place for you to find out about great festivals and to allow promoters to easily post & advertise their special events & festivals on our website with our self service tools. If you have any questions or need to reach out to us, please contact us. Thanks - enjoy!

Patricia Kopatchinskaja's Death and the Maiden

Festival Details - "Patricia Kopatchinskaja's Death and the Maiden"...

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and her orchestra, Camerata Bern, present their Grammy-winning examination of Schubert’s greatest string quartet.

Franz Schubert had a strong vision of his own vulnerability and mortality. He was at a low ebb in March 1824 – sick, tired and unable to find peace. Every night, he went to bed hoping not to wake again.

When he felt able to write one day, Schubert reached for one of his own songs, in which death asks a young maiden innocently for her hand, offering eternal sleep. It became the tune on which Schubert would hang his string quartet and give voice to his innermost thoughts.

The resulting score is wracked with despair but filled with spirit. It opens with defiance, bursts with momentary hope and looks into an abyss of desperation. Ultimately, it finds hope and consolation.

In this specially curated performance, Patricia Kopatchinskaja presents her own orchestral arrangement of the quartet with her ensemble, Camerata Bern.

Their multifaceted exploration of Schubert’s work includes music by composers who came before and after him – from medieval dances of death to scintillating modernist fragments and a madrigal by a murderer, all pieces designed to show Death and the Maiden in a new light.

Kopatchinskaja’s rampant imagination and extraordinary communicative abilities have taken the classical music world by storm. Her CD recording of the Death and the Maiden project won a Grammy in 2018.

Local Events, Concerts, Tickets

Events by Eventful

South Bank Centre - Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
Camberwell, MRT United Kingdom
directions

Social Media

Similar Festivals...

Blomstedt Conducts Bruckner...

  • Nov 29, 2020
  • Waterloo, London
Festival of Culture

Festival of Culture...

  • Nov 29, 2020
  • London, London
London Sound Gallery: The Gesualdo Six

London Sound Gallery: The Gesualdo Six...

  • Nov 29, 2020
  • London, London
Live online: Greenwich Trio

Live online: Greenwich Trio...

  • Nov 29, 2020
  • City of London, WSM

Isabelle Demers: Bach from Every Angle...

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • Waterloo, London

2018: Jurowski Conducts Enescu...

  • Dec 2, 2020
  • Waterloo, London
Magnetic North

Magnetic North...

  • Dec 3, 2020
  • Bloomsbury, London

Chilly Gonzales...

  • Dec 3, 2020
  • Waterloo, London
Or, Login Using Your Festivals.com Account

Valid Email Address Required

Show Password Required

Forgot your password?

Or, Register For a Festivals.com Account

Valid Email Address Required

Show Password Required

Show Please Confirm Password

Can't remember your password? Please enter your email address below and we will email you a link to create a new one.

Back to log-in

Close

Festival Newsletter Subscribe

Receive the latest news & updates for the top festivals nearby that you want to know about!