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Liszt & Wagner: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Sir Mark Elder, Stephen Hough and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform works by the bad boys of 19th-century music.

Like the Sex Pistols or Black Sabbath, Liszt and Wagner were controversial musical figures in the 19th century – even doctors thought they were dangerous to be around.

This concert with conductor Sir Mark Elder and pianist Stephen Hough revels in the music that stirred such passions.

Liszt’s piano playing whisked audiences into a mystical frenzy – dubbed Lisztomania – that even inspired audiences to throw their underwear at him.

In this concert, hear Stephen Hough play two of the Liszt piano concertos that caused such excitement.

Wagner’s operas led to deeper moral panic. Depending on who you asked, they could drive you mad, send you to ecstasy, or cause a revolution.

In a Southbank Centre first, on its 19th-century period instruments, the OAE performs stunning sections from his tales of doomed love, Tristan and Isolde, and salvation through love, Tannhäuser.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Stephen Hough piano

Repertoire

Wagner: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat
Interval
Liszt: Piano Concerto No.2 in A
Wagner: Overture, Tannhäuser

Dates & times

26 Jun 2020
Approximate run time: 105 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £75
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

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Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 6 events (20% discount); 7 – 8 events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.

Concessions

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 6 events (20% discount); 7 – 8 events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.