Opening Concert "Landmarks in the History of Music - Romanticism"
Orquestra Clássica do Sul

31 MARCH 2019
SUNDAY
LOULÉ | CINETEATRO LOULETANO
5:00 pm

Tickets: 15€
Duration: 80 minutes
Age: > 6

Programme

M. GLINKA
Overture from "Ruslan and Lyudmila"

E. ELGAR
Cello Concerto, Op. 85

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 5, Op. 64

Orquestra Clássica do Sul
Conductor:
Maxime Tortelier
Soloist (cello): Jed Barahal (United States of America)    

On the Algarve's Classical Festival first concert dedicated to the great periods of the History of Music, we are going to celebrate the Romanticism. Marked by lyricism and a strong emphasis on emotions, the Romanticism is known for portraying the human drama, tragic love relations and utopic ideals.
The production of the Russian composer Tchaikovsky is as an outstanding example of the romantic music. When his Fifth Symphony premiered in 1888, it was not well received either by the audience or by the critics, and that circumstance contributed to deepen the composer’s depressive mood. Today, however, it is considered one of his best works.
Elgar’s Cello Concerto is among the last pieces written by the British composer. Although written in the beginning of the 20th century (1919), it is considered one of the last musical master pieces portraying the spirit of the Romanticism. As well as Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, the great Cello Concerto by Elgar was also considered a failure at the time of its debut.


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