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Proms 2018: Georg Friedrich Haas - the last minutes of inhumanity; Hannah Kendall - Verdala; Isabel Mundry - Gefallen; Luca Francesconi - We Wept (World Premières) - 5:4
The London Sinfonietta’s Prom concert at The Roundhouse, on 21 July, marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with great works by Messiaen and Ives, plus a quartet of world premières, commissioned to explore aspects associated with the conflict and its aftermath. Composers are often at pains either to avoid extra-musical content entirely or, if present, to play down its significance and play up the subjectivity of the listening experience. One of the few exceptions to … →