RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season

Friday 25 January 2013, 6.45pm
National Concert Hall
Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and The National Concert Hall

Schoenberg Variations on a Recitative, Op. 40 [9']
Liszt Fantasy and Fugue on the Chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, S259 [28']

David Adams organ

Two aspects of the evening's Main Season concert are amplified in this preceding Pipeworks event.

Berg's concerto and his teacher Schoenberg's variations are twelve-tone works, both with a strong tonal undercurrent. Berg's use of the chorale Es ist genug in the Concerto and Beethoven's famous hymn of joy are mirrored in Liszt's use of the revolutionary hymn Ad nos from Meyerbeer's opera Le Prophète.

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