Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra

31/10/2015, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra

Mark Eager (conductor)

Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue, BWV 544

Steve Elcock: Hammering

César Franck:     Symphony in D minor

Belgian-born, but Paris-based, Cesar Franck was perhaps best known for being one of the most influential music teachers of his age and a famous organist. His students adored him and his influence on the future of French music was enormous. Composers, including Vincent d’Indy, Henri Duparc, Ernest Chausson and Paul Dukas attended his composition classes at the Paris Conservatoire, where he was Professor of Organ. The Symphony in D minor was a late work and was not well received at its first performance. The work has stood the test of time, however, and is now recognised as a daring bringing together of German and French musical traditions at a time when it would not have been considered wise to do so.  The resulting symphony, according to Tom Service in the Guardian, is ‘French music’s most significant late-19th century symphony.’


Tickets £5, free entry to students and under 18s

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Llandaff Cathedral

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