Britten’s Interludes from Peter Grimes are not only a set of brilliantly realised tone portraits of the sea, but a subtle psychological primer on the deep questions posed in the opera itself. The Elégie is a prime example of Fauré’s ability to distil anguish into a short, but touchingly effective musical statement. The Variations on an Original Theme resulted from Elgar’s habit of unwinding after a day’s work by improvising at the piano. They contain some of the most charming and deeply felt music Elgar ever penned.
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The concert is available to view on demand for 30 days after the orginal performance until 7.30pm (GMT) on Friday 25 December.
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Works and composers
Four Sea Interludes
Annette D'Abreo & Edwin Bessant