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A Transcendental Meditation

02 October
Holywell Music Room
Holywell Road
Oxford
OX1 3SD

Oxford Chamber Music Festival 2021 - A Transcendental Meditation
About A Transcendental Meditation

About A Transcendental Meditation

Six different musical routes to free your mind from everyday concerns: Beethoven’s famous hypnotic triplets, under a long-breathed melody as implacable as Moonlight; Arvo Pärt mirroring Beethoven’s ripples, entering a conversation across 180 years; Pēteris Vasks reaching towards heaven, falling, but reaching again; Pablo Casals communing with nature; Olivier Messiaen’s ecstatic contemplation of the ‘end of time’; and Johann Sebastian Bach’s unsurpassable masterpiece, orbiting ever-wider from its repeating bassline, to an overwhelming revelation.

Book tickets

Beethoven
‘Moonlight’ Sonata, first movement

Pärt
Spiegel im Spiegel

Vasks
Meditation, from String quartet no.4

Casals
Song of the Birds

Pärt
The healing of Arinuschka

Messiaen
Louange à l’eternité de Jesus, from the Quartet for the end of time

Bach
Chaconne

Hugo Ticciati, Priya Mitchell, Annette Walther, Tom Hankey, Brian O’Kane, Dirk Mommertz, Claude Frochaux