Apr 28, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
“Dreaming by the Fireside” from Four Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo, Op. 72
Of the Interludes from Richard Strauss’s opera Intermezzo, the gorgeous “Dreaming by the Fireside” is the most lyrical and contemplative.
Concerto for Cello No. 1
Composed in 1873 for the cellist Auguste Tolbecque, Camille Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1 moves from exhilarating energy to great charm to impassioned, virtuosic lyricism.
An Alpine Symphony
The last of Richard Strauss’s tone poems, An Alpine Symphony musically depicts a mountain-climbing expedition from the composer’s childhood and reflects his “adoration of eternal, glorious nature” as well as the influence of Nietzschean philosophy.