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John Eliot Gardiner and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Benjamin Britten's Phaedra and Michael Tippett's Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli

May. 01, 2021

John Eliot Gardiner and the Philharmonia Orchestra recorded a performance on April 18 in the recently reopened Royal Festival Hall at London's Southbank Centre. The concert, which will be streamed, includes Benjamin Britten’s dramatic cantata, Phaedra, with text by Robert Lowell. The fifteen minute retelling of the Greek myth is brought to life here by mezzo-soprano Alice Coote who has performed Phaedra previously with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Britten Sinfonia.

The program also includes Sir Michael Tippett’s Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli, and Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The streamed concert will go live on May 7 and be made available until August 7.

(Phaedra/Benjamin Britten/Lorraine Hunt Lieberson/BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste)

(Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli/Michael Tippett/A Far Cry)

More information can be found on the Southbank Centre website here.

Tickets and access to the concert are available through the Philharmonia website here.

To learn more about Benjamin Britten, visit:
To learn more about Sir Michael Tippett, visit:

Benjamin Britten
Phaedra (1975)
for mezzo soprano and orchestra
text (Eng) by Robert Lowell after Racine's Phadre
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Sir Michael Tippett
Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli (1953)
for string orchestra