Jan 6, 2022, 8:00pm EST
Program Notes & Works
Short Stories from the Vienna Woods
Written in his eclectic and vibrant style, HK Gruber's suite from his opera Tales from the Vienna Woods is rich with allusions to popular music and jazz and reflects the humor and humanity of Ödön von Horváth’s portrait of middle-class life in early 1930s Vienna.
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K.219
Only 19 when he wrote the last of his violin concertos, Mozart proved he was not only the master of the concerto but the master of the violin. He fully realized in these pieces not only the dramatic possibilities in the dialogue between soloist and orchestra but the real elegance and power of the vi...
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, Opus 100
From the symphony’s first page with its tart octaves of flute and bassoon, to the coda of the finale, with that daring scoring for solo strings, piano, harp, and percussion, all of this is most brilliantly worked out for the orchestra.