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      London Philharmonic Orchestra: 2012 - Absolute Jest in Waterloo

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      October 3, 2020

      Saturday   7:30 PM

      Belvedere Road
      Waterloo, Greater London SE1 8XX

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      London Philharmonic Orchestra: 2012 - Absolute Jest

      Comedy is a serious business. Beethoven knew that in 1812 when his firecracker of an Eighth Symphony cheerfully booted the Classical rule-book out of the window; and John Adams certainly knew it in 2012 when he leafed through Beethoven’s string quartets and transformed them into Absolute Jest: a one-off concerto for string quartet that takes Beethoven seriously enough to laugh along with him. As soloists, the Heath Quartet definitely get it: and in this 2020 Vision concert, conductor Karina Canellakis gets it too, pairing Beethoven and Adams with a multicoloured masterpiece by Bartók from 1912, proving that the best jokes never lose their bite.

      Cost: 14.00 to 65.00

      Categories: Performing Arts

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