Why 'four' and why 'one', when what is being played are three pieces in different genres by three different composers? Counting Schönberg, who revised the Brahms quartet, the audience will get to hear works by four composers, a concert piece featuring four solo instruments and an orchestral piece created from a piano quartet. This concert by the Pannon Philharmonic will stimulate the imagination in every sense.
First to be played will be Jean Sibelius's En saga - the composer never supplied the popular symphonic poem with a specific programme as long as he lived, instead entrusting the interpretation to the audience's imagination. The music is therefore merely a framework: a massive, epic framework of great antiquity for an as-yet unknown story that is born right there and then, as the music is played.
Following the northern legend, the audience will get to discover a fairy-tale world of German ...Romanticism in Robert Schumann's concert piece for four horns and orchestra. Four horns can often be heard together in an orchestra, but only quite rarely as soloists. In the music of the German Romantics, the horn simultaneously depicts the heroic character, the yearning for freedom and the lyricism of a life lived close to nature. And indeed, the music also has room for intimate romance alongside the heroism and vitality.
Closing the sequence will be Schumann's young friend and admirer Johannes Brahms. Although the young Brahms originally wrote the substantial four-movement work for piano, violin, viola and cello, he was unable to relegate his large-scale and complex thinking to the background, and so the piece became a symphony conceived for four instruments. This feature was exploited later by Arnold Schönberg, who scored the Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor for full orchestra. The other interesting aspect of the work is the fact that this piece representing the stylistic world of German Romanticism ended up with a Rondo alla Zingarese (Gypsy rondo) as its closing movement, thus allowing the audience to witness a fiendishly virtuosic finalé!
Presented by: Pannon Philharmonic
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