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MusicUpClose - In Memoriam - bells and sounds of War

Prof Barbara L. Kelly looks at the musical remembrance of war.

We will look at the significance of bells in music because of their association with loss and destruction during war. Moving from Elgar’s Carillon, we will consider other musical evocations by French composers, Poulenc and Durey. We will also look at how composers commemorated their lost friends and confirmed their national allegiance, focusing on Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin. Wind sonorities were highly fashionable in this period. This is surprising given that wind players were almost always men and many were away fighting. Join Barbara Kelly, clarinettist James Mainwaring and performers from Trinity Laban Conservatoire to hear live performances of playful yet haunting clarinet works by Stravinsky and Poulenc.


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Date and Time:

5 November 2014 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
0207 242 8034

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