Saturday 7.30pm April 23rd 2022 Holy Innocents, Fallowfield

Past and future collide in this concert of forward and backward-looking works. The revolutionary
harmony of Wagner’s Prelude and Leibestod from Tristan und Isolde, with its unrivalled sense of
unfulfilled longing, leads the way before Poulenc shows us his interpretation of times gone by with his
Neo-classical-sounding score for Nijinska’s modernistic ballet Les Biches. Total contrast will then
be achieved with the exotic sounds of the East in Debussy’s beautiful and Impressionistic Prélude à
l’après-midi d’un faune, inspired by a poem of the same name. Finally, past and present meet in Brahms’
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, which doffs its cap to his predecessors in terms of harmony whilst pushing musical boundaries in terms of form and structure