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CBSO Pre-Concert Showcase: Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra

Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra

CBSO Pre-Concert Showcases

Date and time
11 Feb 2015 (6:15pm)

Symphony Hall


Free admission

Booking Information

Tickets available on the door

Conductor Michael Seal
Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra
Skryabin Le poème de l’extase (The Poem of Ecstasy)

Skryabin’s Poem of Ecstasy is a lush, extravagant and utterly overwhelming single movement composition, written between 1905 and 1907, just as the harmonic language of traditional tonality was breaking down. The programme notes for the original performance ended; ‘When the Spirit has attained the supreme culmination of its activity… the Time of Ecstasy shall arrive’. And the long poem that Skryabin wrote as a companion to the composition ends with the words; ‘I am a moment illuminating eternity... I am affirmation...  I am ecstasy.’

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