Scenes from Childhood
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 8 pm
Historic Dumbarton Church
3133 Dumbarton Street, NW
PostClassical celebrates the Wagner and Britten centenaries with a program featuring seraphic music by both composers, including Wagner’s sublime Siegfried Idyll in its original version, a little-known children’s song by Wagner and Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.
Also: the first performance since 1898 of the children’s chorus “Good Night,” composed by Wagner’s American disciple Anton Seidl.
A special pre-concert feature at 7 pm: Britten’s inflamed Solo Cello Suite No. 1, composed for Mstislav Rostropovich.
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