Symphonia is a Greek word meaning 'echo', or 'concord', though in the last two-and-a-half centuries it has begun to take on a great deal more meaning. The development of multiple-movement symphonies according to the current definition began in the era of the Classical period, which has in parallel seen an increasingly large number of symphony orchestras become the celebrated guests of concert halls. This musical and oral encounter with instruments and their players is complemented by expert commentators.
To this day, Italians, Austrians, Germans and French people have somewhat exaggerated arguments about which nation 'discovered' the symphony genre. While we will not attempt to offer a definitive answer to that question, it cannot be denied that in the middle of the 18th century, the composer, conductor and violinist Johann Stamitz, who was of Czech origins but worked in Germanic-speaking lands, introduced some special innovations that displayed the genre in a new light. The musical sections of ...a classical symphonic orchestra were the strings, woodwind and brass. Increasingly large-scale orchestras, enhanced with - among others - various percussion instruments, saw the number of performers increase several times over. To coordinate the wide range of instruments, it was necessary to create a new position. A conductor was needed to not only direct the orchestra, but also instruct the musicians regarding the expectations of the particular works to be performed. After theory comes the practice: under the artistic direction of Krisztina Tötös, the Sinfonietta Erudita are experts in making the world of instruments accessible to younger children.
Age: 8-12 year
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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