Concert: Muziekcentrum aan het IJ, Amsterdam

Date: Saturday 19 January 2019, 8.15 pm    Venue: Muziekcentrum aan het IJ, Amsterdam {venue link »}

In an uncertain world, a meditation on war and peace seems more necessary than ever. This programme brings the sixteenth century together with the modern age to look at how composers have reacted to difficult times. Including music by William Byrd from a time when religious controversy divided the nation, it also highlights the music of the contemporary Scottish writer James Macmillan whose confident faith shines through his music. Here also is Benjamin Britten’s pointed criticism on the rise of the dictators in the 1930s and Arvo Pärt’s meditation following the Madrid bombings in 2004.

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