concert nr 13 / FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD

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hour 11:00 (50 minutes)
day 28.09 Saturday
place TRANSATLANTIC Hall

music category Family age 6+

Programme

EAST Alexander Borodin Polovtsian Dances from the opera “Prince Igor”
WEST Edward Elgar Pomp and Circumstance (March No. 1)
NORTH Jean Sibelius Finlandia
SOUTH Emmanuel Chabrier España

About

This is a symphonic proposal for whole families, including children aged 6 and up. The programme of the concert is determined by the four corners of the world. East will be represented by the work of Alexander Borodin – Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor. The work was inspired by the culture of the Polovtsian people that inhabited the steppes of Kazakhstan and southern Siberia in the 8th century. The West will be indicated by a composition written by Edward Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance (March No. 1). Jean Sibelius’ symphonic poem Finlandia will take us north. The most famous Finnish composer wrote this work in 1899 as the last part of a cycle devoted to the history of his nation. It was also a protest in disguise against censorship imposed on Finland by tsarist Russia. The work is lively and militant, however the melody of the hymn of Finland in the finale calms the mood. The last direction – South – will be represented by Emmanuel Chabrier’s symphonic rhapsody España. The French composer visited Spain and became fascinated by the culture of this diverse country. We see this in the composer’s letters to his friend Charles Lamoreux, who ultimately conducted the première performance of the work.

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