Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
November 10, 2012
Warner Theatre 8pm
Golijov Last Round
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
R. Schumann Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”
Osvaldo Golijov has emerged as one of this century’s leading composers, fusing Bach-like invention with a compositional flair for the raw, uninhibited passions of Latin American music and dance. Last Round draws on the tango, with the strings of the orchestra divided into dueling dance bands. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are beloved for their immediate appeal – based on sonnets about the extremes of the seasons of the year, this collection of four miniature violin concertos are famous for their unbridled energy. We complete our evening with the spirited Symphony No. 3 by German romantic composer, Robert Schumann. Taking his cue from Beethoven’s ‘Pastorale’ Symphony, Schumann creates a symphonic homage to the lush, rolling landscape of Germany’s Rhineland, complete with the flowing current of the river and sumptuous tones emerging from the Cologne Cathedral.
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