Holmès and Jacquet de la Guerre: La nuit et L’amour

03 May 2024, 1:05pm

Performance Hall


03 May 2024, 1:05pm

Performance Hall


RCM musicians
RIAM musicians

Jacquet de la Guerre Prélude unmesuré in A minor
Jacquet de la Guerre ‘Tandis que la faim-Air La seule victoire’ from Judith
Jacquet de la Guerre Trio Sonata no 1 in G minor
Hahn 3 Préludes sur des airs populaires irlandais 
Holmès Rêverie tzigane
Holmès L’éternelle idole
Holmès La guerrière
Holmès Toujours elle
Holmès Le fil des cœurs
Holmès La nuit et L’amour

Period musicians from the Royal College of Music and the Royal Irish Academy of Music collaborate in exquisite chamber works by two significant French female composers of the Baroque and Romantic eras.

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre was a prodigy: an outstanding singer and harpsichordist admired for her vocal compositions. Elegant and emotive, Judith comes from her first published collection of cantatas inspired by Old Testament heroines.

Augusta Holmès had to fight for her right to become a musician. We hear a selection of her richly romantic piano and vocal works in a concert that celebrates two remarkable composers deserving of a wider audience.

Turangalîla at the Royal Festival Hall 

The Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, led by acclaimed conductor Jac van Steen, perform Messiaen’s epic masterpiece Turangalîla-symphonie at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 1 May, 7.30pm.

Join us for this special event, featuring RCM pianist Thomas Kelly as soloist and Imsu Choi on the ondes Martenot.

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Royal College of Music
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