All human life (and death) is here, with composers shaking hands across the centuries.

Mahler looks back 100 years to turn Schubert’s Death and the Maiden into a powerful orchestral piece. And Vivaldi’s Four Seasons from the 1700s travels two hundred years into the future to dance a tango with Piazolla’s version.

About Four Seasons

Where have I heard it before?

The Four Seasons has been used in many films and television programmes – most recently ‘Summer’ from the end of the romantic drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire and (by contrast!) ‘Winter’ is played during the final fight scene in John Wick 3.

The Four Seasons (Winter): 1st movement Vivaldi

Full programme

  • Schubert (arr. Mahler), Death and the Maiden  (40mins)
  • Vivaldi, The Four Seasons  (40mins)
  • Movements of the Vivaldi will be interspersed with: 
  • Piazzolla (arr. Desyatnikov), The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires  (25mins)