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Music of the Ether

April 17 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

London College of Music, University of West London, St Mary’s Rd, London W5 5RF

Charlie Draper and Paul Jackson present a concert of music for the earliest electronic musical instruments, the theremin, and the ondes Martenot. The concert includes well-known music by Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin, together with original music written for the instruments, accompanied by film. The performance will be interspersed with explanations and demonstrations of these fascinating instruments.

Camille Saint-Saëns – ‘The Swan’ from Carnival of the Animals
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Vocalise
Pierre Vellones – Fantaisie for ondes Martenot and piano
Joseph Schillinger – Mouvement Électrique et Pathétique
Darius Milhaud – Suite for ondes Martenot and piano
George Gershwin – ‘Summertime’ from Porgy and Bess
Olivier Messiaen – ‘Jardin du sommeil d’amour’ from Turangalîla-Symphonie
Richard Rodney Bennett – Serenade No. 2
Miklós Rózsa – Spellbound Concerto