Budapest Festival Orchestra
Mason, Adès, Anderson, Benjamin
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The most recent golden era of music written by English composers began in the 20th century and continues to this day. The Bridging Europe festival is dedicating a special concert to the island nation's last 40 years. The works by Christian Mason, the youngest composer on the programme, his two teachers George Benjamin and Julian Anderson, and Thomas Adès, who has done more to spread contemporary English opera around the world than anyone else, reflect the beauties of the world around us and the importance of tiny details.
With the Alhambra Fantasy, Julian Anderson pays homage to the famous Spanish palace, depicting in music both the building's Moorish history and its beautiful natural setting. The title of the work by George Benjamin refers to the initial glow of dawn. The composer took inspiration from William Turner's painting Norham Castle, Sunrise, after feeling amazement at how it made solid objects seem to melt in the sunlight.
Presented by: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Müpa Budapest
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