31 MARCH 2019
LOULÉ | CINETEATRO LOULETANO
Duration: 80 minutes
Age: > 6
Overture from "Ruslan and Lyudmila"
Cello Concerto, Op. 85
Symphony No. 5, Op. 64
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.