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Teml did not attempt any kind of mixing with his own ideas or updating with a contemporary aesthetics, but humbly served without giving the impression of plagiarism Violinists can therefore be grateful to him for providing another rewarding concertante piece--a one-movement, ten-minute impressive piece with a marked element of virtuosity.
In the two years before we opened at City Center, the programs would include Stravinsky's Renard, Haieff's Divertimento, Bizet's Symphony in C, Mozart's Symphonie Concertante, Rieti's The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne, (based upon a carnival song by Lorenzo de' Medici), and Stravinsky's Elegie and Orpheus.
This idea of "wordless text-setting" is not new to Henze: both the Sieben Liebeslieder (1984-85) for cello and orchestra, and An eine Aeolsharfe (1985-86) for concertante guitar and fifteen instruments, based on four Eduard Morike poems, are similarly conceived.
Under the dynamic leadership of international recording artist Adam Summerhayes, the Concertante will play music by Strauss, Dvorak and Francaix.
The folio was from the composer's draft for the Sinfonia Concertante, an acclaimed violin, viola and orchestral work that was composed in 1779, when Mozart was just 23.
2, Walton's Sinfonia Concertante for piano and orchestra and The Wasps overture by Vaughan Williams.
With its intermittent pleasures and often plodding corps work, Balanchine's Symphonie Concertante falls short of his best work of the 1940s, including Theme and Variations, which it partly anticipated.
The Hexham and District Musical Society will stage London Concertante at 7.
But Saturday's opening programme - two serenades, a sinfonia concertante and a symphony - equally proved, in relatively unchanging Mozartian terms, how much more exciting a fully-fledged Romantic symphony orchestra can be.
The first Concertante on the program is scored with emphasis on two violins and cello; the second with emphasis on two flutes, two violins, and cello; and the third with emphasis on two oboes, two horns, two violins, two violas, and cello.
There was a subtle link between the four offerings, beginning with Arvo Part's Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, continuing through Mozart's sublime Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Orchestra, with Elgar's Oboe Soliloquy preceding the finale, the splendid Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge by Britten himself (Bridge (the Mozart link was that both his piece and Britten's were premiered in Salzburg).
The concert next Saturday also includes Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn.