Oct 14, 2021, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Threnody: In Memory of Jan Sibelius
In paying homage to Sibelius, the Threnody memorializes a figure whose music, though shaped decisively by his own Finnish identity, had itself attained the status of something like a “universal idiom” by 1965 (if popularity on global concert stages is any metric).
Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten
The Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten served several purposes: it was relatively brief, employed a smaller, more manageable orchestra, and contained music that was still unfamiliar enough to be novel.
In no violin concerto is the soloist’s first note—delicately dissonant and off the beat—so beautiful.
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