Hearing Enchantment: Music through Theosophy
06/05/2014, 7:00 pm
Fry Street Quartet
- John Foulds Aquarelles (Music-Pictures Group II), op. 32
- Cyril Scott String Quartet, no. 2 (1958)
- Beethoven String Quartet in F, op. 59 no. 1
The Fry Street Quartet will perform a concert that explores the connections between music and Theosophy as part of the Leverhulme-funded network Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy and the Arts, 1875-1960.
This will include rarely-heard works from the twentieth-century British composers Cyril Scott and John Foulds.
Scott found inspiration in the writings of Theosophical Society founder Helena Blavatsky, and Foulds worked for a time on behalf of the Society as director of music at the London headquarters.
The concert will close with the music of Beethoven, a favourite musical topic in Theosophical journals and one of the composers often celebrated by Theosophists.
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