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Symphony-Autumn 1.


Season opener concert

Elgar: Cello concerto op.85
Strauss: Aus Italien – op.16

Contributed by: Varga Tamás

Conductor: Vajda Gergely

The last important work of the British composer Edward Elgar (1857-1934) was the cello competition in E minor, written in 1919. THE
The background of the work is the gloomy picture of the First World War, the series of losses. A few weeks after the performance, his wife, Alice, died – and as if this were the last encounter, Elgar was no longer able to compose and complete a full-fledged piece, though for another 15 years. a starting theme for the recurrence of pain, a lasting “legacy”
suggest. The London premiere in 1919 had an unfortunate outcome, with no success, but it wasn’t so much
it was the fault of the work and the soloist – Felix Salmond – but rather passed too few rehearsals. In the band
there sat as a cellist, the young John Barbirolli, who conducts a number of recordings of that 40-year-old landmark on which Jacqueline du Pré solos. This legendary performance made Elgar’s concerto widely known.
In the spring of 1886, Richard Strauss, for the first time in his life, moved outside German-speaking areas from Meiningen
He traveled to Italy. His journey was not exactly cloudless, once everything was stolen. Naples, Capri,
After Sorrento, Pompeii, Rome impressed several of the young masters. He wrote as a result of a two-month trip
a four-movement orchestral fantasy was given the title of Aus Italien. It provided the items with program titles:
Campagnán. 2: Among the ruins of Rome. 3: On the Sorrento coast. 4: Folk life in Naples. In the last batch, Denza
His Neapolitan song is processed by Funiculi funicula. (the title refers to a light rail railway carrying passengers in the Vesuvius area).
Strauss called Denza’s song a folk song, asking for copyright, and yellow Strauss for using the song.

3500 Ft


Date: 2021-09-10

Time: 19:00-21:00

Cost: 3500 Ft

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