31 MAY 2019
FARO | TEATRO DAS FIGURAS
Duration: 90 minutes
C. M. WEBER
"Oberon" – Overture
W. A. MOZART
Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K.364 (320d)
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “From the New World”
When C. M. von Weber received the invitation to compose the “Oberon” opera, based on Shakespeare’s literary work, he embarked on a trip to London with the aim of further improving his knowledge of the English language. Unfortunately, he would die right after the opera’s première, in 1926.
Mozart, while composer and interpreter of his own pieces, equally went on a long European tour, passing by Mannheim, Paris and Munich, where he assimilated strong stylistic and formal musical influences. On his return to Salzburg, he wrote the Symphonie Concertante for two solo instruments, a musical style highly fashionable in France, at the time. By invitation of one of his patrons, the Check composer A. Dvorák also travelled to the United States of America, where he lived for 3 years. His 9th Symphony was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic orchestra, and its music reflects his ‘New World’ influences, as well as his bohemian roots.