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18 MARCH 2021


Tavener  The Lamb

Lutoslawski  Musique Funèbre

Beethoven 'Heiliger Dankgesang' from String Quartet Op.132

Oliver Leith  Honey Siren

Lutoslawski's inspired Musique Funèbre, combining both haunting beauty with ferocious intensity, is followed by Beethoven's monumental Adagio from his late string quartet Op.132. This deeply personal and emotive work finds the composer expressing his overwhelming gratitude for overcoming illness alongside a newly-found sense of strength and life. The programme ends with the Ivor Novello award-winning Honey Siren from composer Oliver Leith, written for the 12 Ensemble in 2019 and the subject of widespread international critical acclaim when released on their 2020 album 'Death and the Maiden'.

This concert will be live streamed on the Wigmore Hall's websiteYouTube & Facebook channels. The broadcast is FREE to watch across the world. If you can, please donate to the Wigmore Hall Digital Broadcast Fund to support live performance throughout the pandemic.

The concert will be available on demand for 90 days.

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