Seduction… betrayal… love… devotion… The escapades of Strauss’ Don Juan contrast with the fatherly devotion of Wagner’s Wotan in some of the grandest and most intensely dramatic music ever written.
3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, strings
It’s difficult to overstate the historical importance of Richard Strauss’ Don Juan. With this piece, the composer created a new musical genre: the tone poem.Read More
2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (1st doubling Eb clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, strings
Few scenes in opera present the conflict between love and duty quite so touchingly as the finale of Die Walküre.Read More
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
solo violin, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings
Taken as a whole, the work turned out to be one of Tchaikovsky’s most creative and least pretentious works, as well as a measure of how well he was able briefly to detach himself from his personal problems.Read More
10/28/14 • by Sherli Leonard • The Riverside Press-Enterprise
For the opening concert of the orchestra’s 65th season, the orchestra met the challenge with in-your-face confidence.
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